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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
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HONI THE RAIN MAKER: SAVANNAH JEWISH WEDDINGS

 
RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HONI THE RAIN MAKER: SAVANNAH JEWISH WEDDINGS
 

Shalom:

 

This year we are learning a bit about Judaism's famous Talmudic rabbis and the universal lessons that they taught.

 

 Rabbi Honi the Circle-maker,1st-century BCE lived in Judea.  Honi was a miracle worker whose specialty was to   pray for rain. (Talmud Ta'anit 19a).

 

 

During a drought, Honi drew a circle in the dust, stood inside it, informing God that he wouldn't move until it rained. When it drizzled, Honi told God he wasn't satisfied wanting more rain. Then it poured. Honi said he wanted a calm rain, and a normal calm rain occurred. 

 

 

The rabbinic court excommunicated Honi, for dishonoring  God. Honi was excused ,the rabbis ruling he had '' a special relationship with God.''

 

 

According to contemporary historian Josephus, Honi during a conflict between the Jewish Talmudic Rabbinic Pharisees and the Hebraic Sadducees in 63 BCE, was captured by one group, and asked to pray for the demise of their opponents. Honi  prayed: "Lord, as the besieged and the besiegers both belong to Your people, I beseech You not to answer the evil prayers of either."  

 

 

Honi was troubled throughout his life concerning the meaning of Psalm 126:1:  ''When the Lord brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like dreamers.'' {Babylonian exile was 70 years}. Honi  asked ''can one dream or sleep for 70 years? ''

 

 

Honi saw an old man planting a carob tree.

Honi asked, "How long does it take for this tree to bear fruit?"

 He replied: "Seventy years."

Honi asked: "Will you live another seventy years?"

 The old man replied: "I found already grown carob trees; as my forefathers planted those for me, so I too plant these for my children."

 

After a meal, sleep overcame Honi for seventy years.

 

Awakening, he saw a man gathering fruit of the carob tree. Honi asked, "Did you plant the tree?"

 The man replied: "I'm his grand-son." 

 Honi exclaimed: "I have slept seventy years!"  

 

Honi returned home and asked about ''Honi's''  son. The people answered, "His son died. His grandson is alive."   He said: "I'm Honi the Circle-Maker!'' No one believed him.

 

 

Honi went to the study hall, overhearing the rabbis saying:  "The law is clear as in the days of Rabbi Honi, because  Honi would settle all difficulties.'' Honi yelled "I'm Honi!" The rabbis didn't believe him. Honi, hurt greatly, prayed for mercy, and died.

 

Rabbi Raba said: "Either companionship or death.' [Talmud Ta'anit 23a]


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

RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: DAUFUSKIE ISLAND

 RABBI ARTHUR SEGAL: HILTON HEAD JEWISH INTERFAITH WEDDINGS: DAUFUSKIE ISLAND 
 
Shalom Y'all! Please wish Mazel Tov and Congratulations to Aaron and Kaitlyn who were married this evening at Rose Hill Mansion, in Historic Bluffton, SC, with CELEBRATIONS catering & events with Molly Kennedy, and Expert Photos done by Mark Staff Photography with Mark W. Staff and Lisa Staff. It's great to work with our LowCountry Wedding Pros! And to be in Bluffton, SC under the auspices of great friend Mayor Lisa Sulka! Many Blessings and Shavua tov, a good week! Love, RABBI DR Arthur Segal of Rabbi Arthur Segal's Jewish Spiritual Renewal of 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)

www.HiltonHeadJewishWeddings.com  ; www.HiltonHeadJewishInterfaithWeddings.com ; www.SavannahJewishWeddings.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 nearby 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 whatever 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 Arthur Segal also will do recommitment marriage ceremonies with the same care as he does weddings.

Rabbi will work closely with the wedding planner 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 www.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. http://jewish.server272.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chuppah-beach.jpg

 
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