The Apple of Israel’s Eye

The Apple of Israel’s Eye

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz When composing Psalms, David was a wordsmith, creating images and expressions that have been the focus of devotion for thousands of years. This was clearly seen in Psalm 17. What begins as an appeal to the sense of hearing, “heed my...
David’s Stain

David’s Stain

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz I think I am blessed that I grew up before the internet took over the world. I would hate for some social media program to remind me of the foolish ideas I had when I was young every time I logged on. But in Psalm 16, David himself reflects...
Who Can Ascend the Temple Mount?

Who Can Ascend the Temple Mount?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz King David begins Psalm 15 with a question: A psalm of David. Hashem, who may sojourn in Your tent, who may dwell on Your holy mountain? Psalm 15:1 And in a few short verses, King David simplified matters, condensing the entire Bible into a...
Finding Your Place

Finding Your Place

I was complaining to a friend that I had never traveled and never seen the amazing sites around the world. He suggested a road trip to Las Vegas. ‘“I work hard for my money and hate gambling,” I said. “Not for the gambling,” he responded. “We can see the pyramid, the...