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Empowered by the presence

Empowered By The Presence, Equipped With The Word

How many Levites did it take to carry God’s Presence? 8,580, according to the census in Numbers 4:21-7:89. When the Israelites journeyed through the Sinai desert on their way to the Promised Land, God housed His Presence in a temporary Sanctuary called the Tabernacle, allotting Levite men between the ages of 30-50 to transport it. […]

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Keeping a Healthy Heart

“If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out, then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.” – Leviticus 26:3-4 What does it mean to be a whole and […]

Are You Ready for Your Blessing?

Are You Ready for Your Blessing? “The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive […]

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The Symbolism of Sacrifice

The Symbolism of Sacrifice Think of the best book you’ve ever read. Why did you enjoy it so much? Likely because the authors used tools to draw you in with a strong plot so you could learn a significant lesson from the story. In the world of literature, many writers use a tool called foreshadowing […]

Shalom Aleichem

A traditional Hebrew song sung by Jews every Friday night upon returning home from synagogue prayer. It signals the arrival of the Jewish Sabbath, welcoming the angels who accompany a person home on the eve of the Sabbath. Performed by Fusion worship leader Tracy Thomas. SHALOM ALEICHEM Shalom aleichem mal'achei hasharet mal'achei elyon Mimelech mal'achei [...]

Vayak’hel Pekudei

ave you ever watched a sports event where the player with the ball refused to pass to his or her teammates? Some might call those players “ball hogs,” but more than that, they’re just poor leaders. In their refusal to share the spotlight with their team, they compromise the game’s success. We see a similar […]

Sparked and Still Burning: Tetzaveh

This week’s Torah portion begins with God saying to Moses,“You yourself will command the children of Israel to take pure, pressed olive oil for illumination, to kindle the lamp continually” (Exodus 27:20). Only a few precepts in the Torah are introduced by the word tetzaveh, or “command,” rather than the more commonly used words tomar, “to say,” or tedabber, “to speak.” What does this difference mean? […]

Shomer Yisrael

This is a powerful song and prayer asking the L-rd to protect Israel. Performed live by Tracy Thomas at our Fusion Erev Yom Kippur service. SHOMER YISRAEL Shomer Yisrael, sh’mor she’arit Yisrael Ve’al yovad Yisrael, ha’omrim, “Sh’ma Yisrael” GUARDIAN OF ISRAEL Guardian of Israel, protect the remnant of Israel Let Israel not perish, those who […]

Hu Eloheinu

“Hu Eloheinu” song performed live by Tracy Thomas at our Fusion Erev Yom Kippur service. This song reminds us that He is our G-d, He is our Father, He is our King, He is our Deliverer. ‘ HU ELOHEINU Hu Eloheinu, Hu Avinu Hu Malkenu, Hu Moshieinu V’hu yashmienu b’rahamav she’nit She’nit l’enei kol chai […]