Holy People

Holy People

“Holy” is one of the traditional key-words of religion. There are holy people, holy places, holy days, holy thoughts. We tend to think that all these instances of holiness are rare and special, but as far as Bible is concerned every human being can be hallowed, every place, every day, every thought, and every relationship. […]

Garden of Eden’s Fruit

Garden of Eden’s Fruit

Was the fruit of Tree of Life from which Adam and Eve ate really an apple? While Genesis 2:7 never identifies the actual fruit, Jewish tradition has several opinions on the matter: fig, grapes, wheat, quince, pomegranate, nuts or the “apple of paradise”, i.e. the etrog (citron); one of four species used in celebrating the […]

Malachi’s True Identity

Malachi’s True Identity

Malachi in Hebrew means “My Messenger.” However, not everyone agress that was the prophet’s true name. In unmasking the identity of the prophet Malachi, some Jewish commentaries suggest that he was Mordechai from the Book of Esther (10:3). Malachi was a pseudonym because he was “second to the king”. Others are of the opinion that […]