5 Things You Need to Stop Doing This 2014

It is 2014! It is time for some changes. The future is bright. The air is newer, the sky bluer, life is beautiful. And because it is a new year, we have the strength and the resolve to change, and we promise ourselves and the people around us that we will. And we become so … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing This 2014

Arms

The Amorites are losing. If you cannot tell someone that he or she has body odor and thus in need of urgent deodorizing, you can say, “the Amorites are losing.” This can be convenient code, a diplomatic way to tell someone smelly. Let me explain. In the first reading today, Moses tells Joshua to engage Amalek and the Amorites in battle. Moses assures Joshua that he will be “standing on top of the hill” with Aaron and Hur, and he will have his arms raised. In the heat of battle, the Israelites discover that “as long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight, but when he let his hands rest, Amalek had the better of the fight.”