Hebraic Roots

Parents First

by Team FOL

Fountain of Life | April-June 2016

The commandment to “honour your father and your mother” is part of the first of the two tablets in the Ten Commandments originally given by God to Moses at Mount Sinai. The precepts on the first tablet deal with typically religious matters of the man and God relationship, while the commandments on the second tablet deal with the matters related to intra-human relationships.

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by Team FOL

Fountain of Life | Jan-Mar 2016

In Jewish life, every day, every week and at many other times, it is taken as a chance to start it all over again. In daily morning prayers, Jews thank God for renewing the world. Every Shabbat they recall the first moment of creation. By doing so, they take the opportunity to remember God, be thankful for the night that has passed by and a fresh opportunity for a new day; an opportunity to start it all afresh. The same applies to a New Year.

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Jewish Wedding in a Messianic Setting

by Team FOL

Fountain of Life | Oct-Dec 2015

In the Jewish context, the process of marriage occurs in two distinct stages: kiddushin [betrothal] followed by nisuin which is a full-fledged marriage. Kiddushin in Jewish culture is far more binding than an engagement. Once kiddushin is complete, the woman is legal wife of the man. The relationship created by kiddushin can only be dissolved by death or divorce. The time duration between the kiddushin and nisuin could be anywhere between a few months to a year or more.

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Learning to Learn - Not to Teach

by Team FOL

Fountain of Life | July-Sept 2014

In Hebrew the word lamad is used for both ‘to teach’ and ‘to learn.’ According to Jewish culture it is considered that a teacher has taught nothing if the student has not learnt anything; meaning, teaching is not a professional vocation but a passionate vision to see the learner learn what is taught.

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Bathed in Love

A mother has a natural bond with a child but a father has to build one.

Sunny Joseph

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