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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, May 3, 2016

HILTON HEAD SUN: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: NO INDIFFERENCE TO ANOTHER'S SUFFERING

 
 
HILTON HEAD SUN: RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: NO INDIFFERENCE TO ANOTHER'S SUFFERING
 

MAY 2016 BLUFFTON SUN RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL

Shalom and greetings:

In our tour through the Jewish calendar this year, we arrive at May 26, Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, which is a Torah commandment to perform from the second day of Passover to the late spring barley harvest festival of Shavuot, 7 weeks later. An omer is 3.64 liters of grain or a sheaf of barley. Rabbinic Talmudic Judaism turned this harvest festival of Shavuot, into the day Moses went up Mt Sinai to receive the Torah from God, and the seven weeks of the Omer are special days set aside for study and Jewish Spiritual Renewal, to prepare ourselves for this reliving of the Revelation.

Talmud Yevamot 62b states that during the time of Rabbi Akiva, circa 135 CE,  24,000 of his Rabbinic followers died from a plague and during Lag B'Omer, the deaths stopped.   Plague occurred because '' they did not show proper respect to one another.'' Each would say their education and ordination (semicha) was better than the others.  This day reminds us that today's rabbis need to respect one another regardless of which schools, or which rabbi ordained them.

One of Rabbi Akiva's students was Shimon bar Yochai. According to Talmud Sanhedrin 14a, Rabbi Yehudah ben Bava, granted private semicha upon Rabbi Shimon.  R'Shimon became the greatest teacher of his generation, authoring the Kabbalah's Zohar.  R'Shimon died on Lag B'Omer, and revealed the deepest secrets of the Kabbalah.   

In Meron, near Safed, Israel, at Rabbi Shimon's tomb, thousands of Jews gather throughout Lag B'Omer with bonfires, study, song and feasting.  The bonfires symbolize R'Shimon's spiritual light and revelation of the Zohar.  

R'Shimon taught that no one can be indifferent to the fate of others, for it is his fate, too, as we are all connected. ''This idea is to be compared to people who were in a boat, and one of them took a drill and began to drill a hole beneath his seat. His companions said to him: Why are you doing this? He replied: What concern is it of yours? Am I not drilling under my own seat? They replied: But you will flood the boat for us all (Midrash Rabbah Leviticus 4:6).''

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
 www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com
Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA
 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: PALMETTO BLUFF

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: PALMETTO BLUFF
 
SHALOM:
 
 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, THE LOW COUNTRY, CHARLESTON, BLUFFTON, SAVANNAH, PALMETTO BLUFF, THE SEA ISLANDS OF GEORGIA, ARE ALL WONDERFUL PLACES TO HAVE YOUR JEWISH WEDDING,WHETHER IT IS TRADITIONAL, MODERN, INTERFAITH OR EVEN ME STANDING BESIDE ANOTHER OFFICIANT OF A DIFFERENT FAITH, CO-OFFICIATING.
 
PLEASE WISH MAZEL TOV AND CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY AND BRIAN, FROM HILTON HEAD ISLAND (!), WHO HAD THEIR WEDDING ON ONE OF HILTON HEAD'S MANY GORGEOUS BEACHES, THIS ONE ON PORT ROYAL SOUND, ''STEAM GUN BEACH'',  IN PORT ROYAL PLANTATION ON HILTON HEAD.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HAVING RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL, OFFICIATE AT YOUR MAGICAL WEDDING, PLEASE READ MORE BELOW AND CONTACT HIM AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM . THANKS!!
 
 
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

CONTACT RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM

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

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RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL
REBBETZIN ELLEN SEGAL 
www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.com/books www.FaceBook.com/Arthur.L.Segal www.FaceBook.com/RabbiArthurSegalJewishSpiritualRenewal www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com 
Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA
RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.com/books www.FaceBook.com/Arthur.L.Segal www.FaceBook.com/RabbiArthurSegalJewishSpiritualRenewal www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com 
Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA
 
RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.com/books www.FaceBook.com/Arthur.L.Segal www.FaceBook.com/RabbiArthurSegalJewishSpiritualRenewal www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com 
Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA
 
RABBI DR ARTHUR SEGAL www.JewishSpiritualRenewal.com/books www.FaceBook.com/Arthur.L.Segal www.FaceBook.com/RabbiArthurSegalJewishSpiritualRenewal www.RabbiArthurSegal.blogspot.com
Jewish Spiritual Renewal
Jewish Renewal
Jewish Spirituality
Hilton Head Island, SC; Bluffton, SC; Savannah, GA