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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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: PURIM, RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: NEVER GIVE UP HOPE


JEWISH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL: PURIM, RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: NEVER GIVE UP HOPE

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BLUFFTON SUN, PURIM, RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL: WHEN ADAR ARRIVES, OUR JOY INCREASES

BLUFFTON SUN, PURIM, RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL: WHEN ADAR ARRIVES, OUR  JOY INCREASES
 
 
 
 
BLUFFTON SUN, PURIM, RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL: WHEN ADAR ARRIVES, OUR  JOY INCREASES
 

Shalom and greetings:

In our tour through the Jewish calendar this year, March 24. 2016, brings us Purim in the Month of Adar. The Talmud teaches that 'When Adar arrives, our joy increases."

The story of Purim is related in the Book of Esther in the Bible. Esther's Hebrew name was Hadassah, meaning Myrtle. The word Purim comes from the Hebrew word for "lots." Haman, the antagonist in the story, cast lots to find the ''best day'' to kill all the Persian Jews. This took place in Babylon while under Persian rule. For the most part, Persians were good to the Jews who were taken there in captivity in 586 B.C.E. by the Babylonians. Seventy years later when the Persians conquered the Babylonians they allowed Ezra and the Hebrews to return to Judea and Jerusalem and eventually re build the destroyed Temple.  Few actually left.  So the Persian Empire became a place for Jews, Judaism, our rabbis and Talmudic academies to develop out of the ashes of the Hebraic Temple. Purim takes place a hundred or so years after Ezra returned to Jerusalem. Judea was a vassal state under Persian control.

The spiritual aspect of Purim is that God's name is never mentioned in the entire Book of Esther, yet we can see His Hand on almost every page. He is never hidden from us, but He was hidden from Haman, So we wear masks to remember this in costume party celebration.

Haman was from the tribe of Amalek and Hebrews have a commandment to 'blot out' Amalek. And while the Purim story ends well for the Jews, a close reading near the close of "Esther'' shows some bloody battles. The rabbis did not want us to celebrate a "They tried to kill us. We won. Let's eat," holiday. So instead of blotting out Haman and his followers with swords, when we hear the name Haman read in the Scroll of Esther on Purim, we blot him out with noisemakers.  That is a wonderful lesson for a world that seems to be endlessly at war.

As spiritually renewed Jews and people, the major spiritual lesson is to never forget that God is always with us.  The Talmud teaches: "Even when a sword is at your neck, do not give up hope." A Joyous Adar to all!

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

 
 
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Jewish Spiritual Renewal
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Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA

Saturday, February 27, 2016

HILTON HEAD JEWISH WEDDINGS: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: WESTIN, OMNI, SONESTA,MARRIOTT

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
 
 
 

 

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

CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM

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

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MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA JEWISH WEDDINGS

MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS

MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA JEWISH DESTINATION WEDDINGS

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RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
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Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA