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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, April 4, 2017

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD SUN: maintain good relationships with relatives

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD SUN: maintain good relationships with relatives
 

Shalom:

 

 This year we will learn about Judaism's Talmudic rabbis' universal lessons.  

 

Can one tell what a child will be grow to be like by judging from his/her childhood behavior?  "Every pumpkin can be told from its stalk." (Talmud Beracoth 48a). 

 

 Deuteronomy 21:18 teaches a rebellious child, with no hope of changing, was executed. Talmudic rabbis didn't believe this.[Sanhedrin 70a].  They refer to the redemption of youthful Jacob ,the usurper, into Patriarch Israel [ God-wrestler]. A youthful con artist can change into a God-loving adult, and smashes the pumpkin theory .

 

 

If we deem a child to be a future scholar, chances are he will be. Conversely, if a child isn't doing well and we deem him suited to a tanner's life ( the Talmud's not-so-likeable profession), he will most likely follow that path.  The childhood friends Abaya and Rava were treated the first way.

 

 

For every child who we say,'' he was a brilliant kid and now is a scholar'', there is one who we could also say,'' he was not a bright kid, but look at him now. ''

 

 

It's better that we don't judge children, but give them positive re-enforcement and chances to succeed. Rabbi Abaye taught: "What is heard from a child's mouth is merely a repetition of what he has heard from his parents." (Talmud Sukkah 56b).    

How did these two kids develop? Abaye became a great Babylonian rabbi spending  his life debating Rabbi Rava. Aside from great scholarship, Abaye was known for piety and loving peace, urging his disciples to "Be mild in speech; suppress your wrath; maintain good-will in relationships with your relatives as with others, even with strangers in the market-place." (Talmud Beracoth 17a).

 

 

Just as Lewis needed Martin, Rava needed Abaye. In the hundreds of debates recorded in the Talmud, Rava's opinion came out on top in all except for six. When the Head of the Yeshiva of Pumbedita [now Fallujah, Iraq] retired, Abaye became the new head of the academy. Rava moved to start his own.

 

 

Rava believed in ethics. His quote: "When one is brought for Heavenly Judgment, the first question asked is, 'Did you deal honestly with your fellow humans?'" (Talmud Shabbat 31a) is one of my favorite teachings in the Talmud.

 

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


 

To Book your Dream Wedding or Jewish recommitment vow renewal ceremony for Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, Okatie, Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms all in South Carolina, and Savannah, Sea Islands, Cloister, Jekyll Island all in Georgia, or Amelia Island and Jacksonville Beaches in Florida, or Cruise ship weddings, or foreign weddings, please email :
 RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL  AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM .
 
(Traditional Jewish, Modern Jewish, Interfaith, Co-officiating, Destination, or Locals)
 
 

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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RABBI+ARTHUR+SEGAL+OFFICIATING+AT+BEACH+WEDDING+HILTON+HEAD+ISLAND+SC-781513.jpgRabbi Arthur Segal also will do recommitment marriage ceremonies with the same care as he does weddings.

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)

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/morris-wedding-new2.jpg

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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chuppah-beach.jpg

 
 
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 ARTHUR SEGAL: SAVANNAH JEWISH WEDDINGS: HISTORIC SQUARES, INNS

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: SAVANNAH JEWISH WEDDINGS: HISTORIC SQUARES, INNS
 
 Please wish Mazel Tov v Siman Tov and Congratulations to Ellie and
  GUR, who had their destination Jewish wedding, with Gur and family from Israel (!) in Jacksonville, Florida, with planner Beth Moses; and me with the honor of officiating .Blessings to all, RABBI DR Arthur Segal of Rabbi Arthur Segal's Jewish Spiritual Renewal on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
To Book your Dream Wedding or Jewish recommitment vow renewal ceremony for Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, Okatie, Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms all in South Carolina, and Savannah, Sea Islands, Cloister, Jekyll Island all in Georgia, or Amelia Island and Jacksonville Beaches in Florida, or Cruise ship weddings, or foreign weddings, please email :
 RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL  AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM .
 
(Traditional Jewish, Modern Jewish, Interfaith, Co-officiating, Destination, or Locals)
 
 

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

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/262868_10150265476508494_113476883493_7846773_2284419_n.jpg

"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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RABBI+ARTHUR+SEGAL+OFFICIATING+AT+BEACH+WEDDING+HILTON+HEAD+ISLAND+SC-781513.jpgRabbi Arthur Segal also will do recommitment marriage ceremonies with the same care as he does weddings.

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)

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/morris-wedding-new2.jpg

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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chuppah-beach.jpg

 
 
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 ARTHUR SEGAL: SAVANNAH JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: HISTORIC SQUARES, INNS

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: SAVANNAH JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: HISTORIC SQUARES, INNS
 
 Please wish Mazel Tov v Siman Tov and Congratulations to Ellie and
  GUR, who had their destination Jewish wedding, with Gur and family from Israel (!) in Jacksonville, Florida, with planner Beth Moses; and me with the honor of officiating .Blessings to all, RABBI DR Arthur Segal of Rabbi Arthur Segal's Jewish Spiritual Renewal on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 
To Book your Dream Wedding or Jewish recommitment vow renewal ceremony for Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, Okatie, Kiawah Island, Isle of Palms all in South Carolina, and Savannah, Sea Islands, Cloister, Jekyll Island all in Georgia, or Amelia Island and Jacksonville Beaches in Florida, or Cruise ship weddings, or foreign weddings, please email :
 RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL  AT RABBIASEGAL@AOL.COM .
 
(Traditional Jewish, Modern Jewish, Interfaith, Co-officiating, Destination, or Locals)
 
 

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

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/262868_10150265476508494_113476883493_7846773_2284419_n.jpg

"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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/RABBI+ARTHUR+SEGAL+OFFICIATING+AT+BEACH+WEDDING+HILTON+HEAD+ISLAND+SC-781513.jpgRabbi Arthur Segal also will do recommitment marriage ceremonies with the same care as he does weddings.

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)

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/morris-wedding-new2.jpg

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.

http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chuppah-beach.jpg

 
 
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