Posted Apr 12th 2010, 10:30 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Dear Friends,
I am writing to tell you about something that has been in the works and is not yet completed. However, because of some changes going on at InJesus, this is likely going to be the last e-mail you get from me from the InJesus mail system.
I am hopeful to have another system in place soon, but I am not sure how long it will be. I know, I have not been writing everyday as I had in the...

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Posted Mar 11th 2010, 08:38 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 73-80 (Psalms)
"73 (Yud) Your hands made and formed me; give me understanding, so I can learn your mitzvot. 74 Those who fear you rejoice at the sight of me, because I put my hope in your word. 75 I know, ADONAI, that your rulings are righteous, that even when you humble me you are faithful. 76 Let your grace comfort me, in keeping with your promise to your servant. … 79 Let those who fear you turn to...

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Posted Mar 10th 2010, 10:27 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 65-72 (Psalms)
"65 (Tet) You have treated your servant well, ADONAI, in keeping with your word. 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, because I trust in your mitzvot. 67 Before I was humbled, I used to go astray; but now I observe your word. 68 You are good, and you do good; teach me your laws. 69 The arrogant are slandering me, but I will wholeheartedly keep your precepts. 70 Their hearts are as thick as fat, but...

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Posted Feb 16th 2010, 01:00 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 57-64 (Psalms)
"57 (Chet) ADONAI, I say that my task is to observe your words. 58 I beg your favor with my whole heart; show pity to me, in keeping with your promise. 59 I thought about my ways and turned my feet toward your instruction. 60 I hurry, I don't delay, to observe your mitzvot. 61 Even when the cords of the wicked close around me, I don't forget your Torah. 62 At midnight I rise to give...

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Posted Feb 15th 2010, 05:10 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 41-48 (Psalms)
"49 (Zayin) Remember your promise to your servant, through which you have given me hope. 50 In my distress my comfort is this: that your promise gives me life. 51 Though the arrogant scorn me completely, I have not turned away from your Torah. 52 ADONAI, I keep in mind your age-old rulings; in them I take comfort. 53 Fury seizes me when I think of the wicked, because they abandon your Torah. 54 Your laws have...

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Posted Feb 10th 2010, 07:00 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 41-48 (Psalms)
"41 May your grace come to me, ADONAI, your salvation, as you promised; 42 then I will have an answer for those who taunt me; for I trust in your word. 43 Don't take away completely my power to speak the truth; for I put my hope in your rulings; 44 and I will keep your Torah always, forever and ever. 45 I will go wherever I like, for I have sought your precepts. 46 I will...

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Posted Jan 25th 2010, 10:29 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 33-40 (Psalms)
"33 (Heh) Teach me, ADONAI, the way of your laws; keeping them will be its own reward for me. 34 Give me understanding; then I will keep your Torah; I will observe it with all my heart. 35 Guide me on the path of your mitzvot, for I take pleasure in it. 36 Bend my heart toward your instructions and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; with your ways, give me...

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Posted Dec 29th 2009, 10:43 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 25-32 (Psalms)
"25 (Dalet) I lie prostrate in the dust; revive me, in keeping with your word. 26 I told you of my ways, and you answered me; teach me your laws. 27 Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wonders. 28 I am melting away from anxiety and grief; renew my strength, in keeping with your word. 29 Keep deceitful ways far from me, and favor me with your Torah. 30...

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Posted Dec 28th 2009, 10:45 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 17-24 (Psalms)
"17 (Gimel) Deal generously with your servant; then I will live and observe your word. 18 Open my eyes, so that I will see wonders from your Torah. 19 Though I'm just a wanderer on the earth, don't hide your mitzvot from me. 20 I am continually consumed with longing for your rulings. 21 You rebuke the proud, the cursed, who stray from your mitzvot. 22 Remove scorn and contempt from me, because I observe your instruction....

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Shma and Vahavta

Posted Dec 11th 2009, 09:36 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 9-16 (Psalms)
"9 (Bet) How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; don't let me stray from your mitzvot. 11 I treasure your word in my heart, so that I won't sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, ADONAI! Teach me your laws. 13 I proclaim with my mouth all the rulings you have spoken. 14 I rejoice in the way of your...

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Stuck Between History

Posted Dec 11th 2009, 04:45 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Divrei-Hayamim Bet 36: 22, 23 (2 Chronicles)
"22 Now in the first year of Koresh king of Persia, so that the word of ADONAI spoken by Yirmeyahu might be fulfilled, ADONAI activated the spirit of Koresh king of Persia to proclaim throughout his entire kingdom, and put in writing as well: 23 "Here is what Koresh king of Persia says: ADONAI, the G-d of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms on earth, and he has charged me to build him...

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New Things

Posted Dec 10th 2009, 09:29 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Tehillim 119: 1-8 (Psalms)
"1 (Alef) How happy are those whose way of life is blameless, who live by the Torah of ADONAI! 2 How happy are those who observe His instruction, who seek Him wholeheartedly! 3 They do nothing wrong but live by His ways. 4 You laid down your precepts for us to observe with care. 5 May my ways be steady in observing Your laws. 6 Then I will not be put to shame, since I will have...

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Posted Nov 18th 2009, 08:38 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

B’Resheet 25: 29-34 (Genesis)
"One day when Ya'akov had cooked some stew, 'Esav came in from the open country, exhausted, and said to Ya'akov, "Please! Let me gulp down some of that red stuff - that red stuff! I'm exhausted!" (This is why he was called Edom [red].)  Ya'akov answered, "First sell me your rights as the firstborn."  "Look, I'm about to die!" said 'Esav. "What use to me are my rights as the firstborn?" Ya'akov said, "First, swear to me!"...

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Heaven's Gate

Posted Nov 17th 2009, 08:43 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

B’Resheet 28: 14-17 (Genesis)
"14 Your descendants will be as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth. You will expand to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. By you and your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed.  15 Look, I am with you. I will guard you wherever you go, and I will bring you back into this land, because I won't leave you until I have done...

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In the Glory of His Presence

Posted Nov 3rd 2009, 02:34 by Agrasoph on Teaching/Education

Yechezk’el 10: 18-21 (Ezekiel)
"18 Now the glory of ADONAI left the threshold of the house and halted above the k'ruvim. 19 The k'ruvim lifted their wings and rose off the earth - I was watching as they went off with the wheels next to them. They paused at the entrance to the east gate of ADONAI's house, with the glory of the G-d of Isra'el over them, from above. 20 This was the living creature I had seen beneath the G-d of Isra'el...

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