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Rabbi Arthur Segal

Rabbi Arthur Segal’s love of people, humanity, and Judaism has him sharing with others “The Wisdom of the Ages” that has been passed on to him. His writings for modern Jews offer Spiritual, Ethical, and eco-Judaic lessons in plain English and with relevance to contemporary lifestyles. He is the author of countless articles, editorials, letters, and blog posts, and he has recently published two books:

The Handbook to Jewish Spiritual Renewal: A Path of Transformation for the Modern Jew

and

A Spiritual and Ethical Compendium to the Torah and Talmud

You can learn more about these books at:

www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.org
ALL ENTRIES ARE (C) AND PUBLISHED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL, INC, AND NOT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE OF SAID CORPORATION. THIS APPLIES TO 3 OTHER BLOGS (CHUMASH, ECO, SPIRITUALITY) AND WEB SITES PUBLISHED BY SAID CORPORATION.

Friday, April 8, 2016

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD :PASSOVER: RELEASING OF THE BONDAGE OF SELF

 
 RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD :PASSOVER: RELEASING OF THE BONDAGE OF SELF
 

APRIL 2016 BLUFFTON SUN RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL

Shalom and greetings:

In our tour through the Jewish calendar this year, April 22nd sundown brings us Passover in the Month of Nissan.  The first of Nissan is another of Judaism's four New Years, this one is for the Jewish people and governmental affairs. In fact, Nissan is the first month of the Jewish calendar.   

Passover celebrates the Exodus from slavery in Egypt and the rebirth of a free Hebrew nation. The way the Torah instructs Hebrews to celebrate this holiday yearly, versus the way Judaism instructs us, gives excellent examples of how the Sages in exile in Babylon, developed Rabbinic Talmudic Judaism from Temple-bound Hebraism. For example, as Jews, we no longer slaughter a lamb, and paint its blood over the door posts of our homes.

The spiritual aspects of Passover are too numerous to fully explore in a few paragraphs.  We can put ourselves into bondage of ego with our narrowness, our Mitzraim (Egypt, literally 'narrow place'). Some are still enslaved with ego's   defective behaviors. On Passover we're to rid ourselves of chumatz (leavening), which puffs up bread.  "Leaven represents the evil impulse of the heart, i.e. ego (Talmud Beracoth 17a)." By releasing ego, we strive to be as humble as a flat piece of unleavened matzah. (Talmud Pesachim-Passover).

The whole spiritual context of Talmud Pesachim is about Jewish Spiritual Renewal. Biblically there is a second Passover, a month later, for those, ritually impure, to become purified to eat the Pascal offering. God is always giving us second chances to change from our egotistical selves to spiritual people doing His will. "He and I cannot dwell in the same world," reads the Talmud quoting God speaking about the egocentric person.

Even the Four Sons in the Hagaddah are said to be just one person. Today we would call it spiritual schizophrenia. The four actually represent different aspects of the same person who is not integrated.  Our Yetzer ha Ra, ego, never leaves us. Good is not the absence of Bad. We can be righteous and wise while the evil inclination persists in trying to dominate us. Passover's story of the four sons is a lesson in becoming integrated and not being spiritually schizophrenic. Integration is true inner shalom.

Rabbi Arthur Segal is an international lecturer, author, and teacher. Visit him at www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.org  . Email at RabbiASegal@aol.com   . 

 

 RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL

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HILTON HEAD JEWISH WEDDINGS: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: WESTIN, OMNI, SONESTA,MARRIOTT
 
PLEASE WISH MAZEL TOV V SIMAN TOV AND CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL AND RYAN.
 
THEY WERE MARRIED ALONG THE ASHLEY RIVER UNDER A BEAUTIFUL CHUPPAH AT LOWNDES GROVE PLANTATION, CHARLESTON, SC!!
 
A PERFECT DESTINATION WEDDING FROM A WONDERFUL COUPLE FROM THE NEW YORK CITY AREA.
 
PLEASE CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM
 
 
 

 

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RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: BEAUFORT, SC JEWISH WEDDINGS: DESTINATION: INTERFAITH
 
Please WISH Mazel tov v Siman
 
Tov to Leila and Andrew  who were married
 
 in a Jewish  Traditional Wedding
 
ceremony yesterday, Saturday evening, at 
 
 
Florida, near Jacksonville, Florida! I
 
(Rabbi Arthur  L. Segal) was honored to
 
officiate their  ceremony, and sign
 
 
their Ketubah! Mazel tov!!!! 
 
 
 
 Rabbi Arthur Segal's Jewish Spiritual Renewal  RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM
 
 

JEWISH WEDDINGS

CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM

JEWISH WEDDINGS OFFICIATED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: TRADITIONAL, INTERFAITH, CO-OFFICIANT, DESTINATION

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"One of the Joys of being a Rabbi," says Rabbi Arthur Segal," is working closely with the bride and groom and officiating at their wedding." He can do this with couples living near by or with couples having a destination wedding in the greater beautiful Hilton Head Island area.

Rabbi Arthur Segal helps develop a custom ceremony with the couple so that each word in the ceremony rings true to them. His ceremonies can range from the very traditional to what ever the couples desires. Rabbi opines that this is the couple's special day, and to treat each wedding as unique.

For those who are having an interfaith wedding, Rabbi takes special care to respect both traditions, again with total input from the couple. He will be pleased to co-officiate at weddings, using non-Trinitarian language.

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Rabbi will work closely with the wedding planer and/or caterer to make sure the wedding is seamless, and the bride and groom can totally enjoy themselves on their special day.

Rabbi Arthur Segal is available, and actually prefers, to be at the rehearsal, to ensure all is going smoothly, and to get to know the bridal party, and family, before the actual wedding day.

For those that wish to have a Ketubah, rabbi will work closely to make sure everyone's name has correct calligraphy on the document, in English and Hebrew, so the signing ceremony is flawless.

For a beautiful gallery of Ketubahs go to JudaicConnection.com  (My couples receive a $15 shipping discount)

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Rabbi Arthur Segal tries to limit his weddings to Hilton Head, SC, Bluffton, SC, Palmetto Bluff, SC, Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC, but has been known to make himself available elsewhere, even out of the USA. He will also conduct weddings and recommitment ceremonies on cruise ships.

In keeping with Jewish ethics, if the couple resides in Rabbi Arthur Segal's town, Rabbi will ask, unless there are some special circumstances, if the couple has first asked the local pulpit rabbi to officiate.

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JEWISH WEDDINGS

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JEWISH WEDDINGS OFFICIATED BY RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: TRADITIONAL, INTERFAITH, CO-OFFICIANT, DESTINATION

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RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
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