Tag Archives: Deuteronomy

Fasting: A Personal Exodus into a Private Promised Land

 Fasting: A Spiritual Exodus . . . Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and … Continue reading

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Fasting & Humility: Tailor-made Sackcloth for the Soul

 Fasting to Dress the Soul . . . I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest. [Psalm 35:13]. A dose of voluntary self-deprivation such as fasting is often helpful in enhancing our devotional live and … Continue reading

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Fasting: Simulated Adversity in a Spiritual Reality

 Fasting: Simulated Adversity When R. Shesheth kept a fast, on concluding his prayer he added the following: Sovereign of the Universe, Thou knowest full well that in the time when the Temple was standing, if a man sinned he used … Continue reading

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