What would you like to do?
What does Shel mean in Hebrew?
You're a mom in real life. What is your favorite part about being a mom?View Full Interview
The Hebrew word for Rabbi is rahv (רב) which means "master". The English word Rabbi actually comes from the Hebrew word rahbi (רבי) which means "my master". Teacher
It means "the Lord is exalted". Those last three letters, iah, represent God's name whenever you find them at the end of a Hebrew name.
Before reading this answer, you must remember that when you are trying to find meaning in a poem, or any piece of literature for that matter, answers are subjective. There is …no right answer, and practically no wrong answer, either. The following is simply my interpretation. The unnamed symbol in the poem is the unknown imagination. The reader's first clue to this is that there is no literal place where the sidewalk ends; rather, it exists only in imagination. The concept itself is also symbolic of imagination because, if it did exist, it would be a place where few would want to travel. The end of the sidewalk is dangerous, for no one knows what lies below or beyond. It is safer to live one's life away from the end of the sidewalk. Children, however, know that the end of the sidewalk is a place of mystery, imagination, and enchantment. They feel the appeal of the unknown because society has yet to instruct them to follow the safe, well-traveled path, and to them, all possibilities are open to be discovered and explored. The imagery in the first verse, such as the "moon-bird" and the "peppermint wind" are all products of the imaginative creations that can occur where the sidewalk ends. To the rational world, these concepts are nonsense; to the children and others who know the place where the sidewalk ends, though, they are a delight. Reality has no place where the sidewalk ends. Silverstein encourages his readers to "walk at a pace that is measured and slow" to where the sidewalk ends because such a walk encompasses one's entire life. To dash or to sprint could be the spontaneous product of a moment's ephemeral judgment; to creep slowly indicates hesitation; to walk slowly and deliberately to the end of the sidewalk, though, symbolizes an embrace and an acceptance of the imagination unknown that by necessity must consume one's entire life. Indeed, we have been directed there our entire life. The chalk-white arrows, symbolic of the signs that have encouraged us to use our imagination and to embrace the unknown, have always been present; we just choose to ignore them. To do so is easy, especially as, the poem says, they have been drawn by children. Silverstein urges us, though, to listen to these children, no matter how nonsensical we may think them, for they are the ones who know the secret of where the sidewalk ends. (MORE)
Happy National Poetry Month! You may already be familiar with Langston Hughes, Shel Silverstein, or Emily Dickinson. What you might not know is how poetry can make you a bette…r student. More than a tongue twister, nursery rhyme, or antiquated form of self-expression, poetry is a rich art form that can improve your reading and writing skills. You might even find that you connect with it in a way that you hadn't before. Here are a few ways poetry can help to make you a better student:Because the language of poetry is denser than prose - involving more leaps between images and ideas - reading it will give your brain practice in thinking critically. Some people are intimidated by poetry because they "just don't get it," and while poetry may be difficult to get into at first, everything you need to know about a poem is right there on the page. Reading a single poem several times can be a rewarding experience: the more you read a poem, the more you will be able to make connections and the more you may enjoy it. By reading poetry often, you may become an expert at breaking poems down, as you will have exercised that part of your brain more. And remember, poetry should be enjoyable - start with poems whose sounds, topic, or language interest you or are more straightforward.Poetry is magical largely because of its sounds and wordplay. Poems rely heavily on devices such as alliteration, assonance, slant and exact rhyme, repetition, and rhythm. Because poetic language is so rich and thick, you can use it to improve your oral fluency. Read poems aloud to yourself or with friends and family. There are audio recordings of poets reading their or others' work aloud that you can easily find online. Doing so will help your fluency not just for reading poetry, but for other things that require you to speak in front of a crowd, like presentations.Poetry is highly condensed language. It doesn't have any extraneous words; each word is important and carries weight. If you read poetry regularly, you'll get a sense of what you can cut out in your own writing to make it more powerful. In writing, less is more - you don't want to hide your meaning behind flowery language or complicated jargon. This doesn't mean that your writing should always be short; rather, each word and sentence should contribute meaningfully to the piece as a whole. Reading poems may help you do this.Besides sound devices, poetry is also very imagistic and sensory. Reading poetry - seeing how poets use descriptive language to their advantage - may make your writing more concrete, specific, and powerful. This applies most directly to creative writing, but can be used in expository writing as well. Furthermore, imagery such as simile and metaphor are important touchstones of poetry; because they inherently connect two unlike things to tell something new about them, familiarizing yourself with them can develop those aforementioned critical thinking skills. Try reading (and writing!) poetry as a way to better yourself as a student. The Internet is a great place to start; you can easily do an online search to find contemporary poetry that's interesting and relevant to you. Whatever your interest, you should be able to find something out there that suits you. (MORE)
Most religions have a holy book on which their tenets of faith are based. For Christianity, that book is the Bible. It makes perfect sense that every Christian should want to …understand this book better. The best study books for that purpose are the ones that are easy to use and understand.The most important tool you could possibly have is a good translation of the Bible itself. It needs to be accurate, but it also needs to be one you can read and understand. There have been three different approaches to Bible translation over the years: literal equivalence, dynamic equivalence, and paraphrasing. Literal equivalence is word-for-word translation, and dynamic equivalence is thought-for-thought translation. Paraphrases is not recommended for serious Bible study.Handbooks give you a good overview of each of the 66 individual books. Once you have the big picture in your mind, it becomes easier to interpret the smaller sections of the books. Handbooks also serve another important function. They help you see how major sections of books relate to each other. That kind of broad overview makes it much easier to interpret specific verses in light of the overall teachings of the Bible as a whole.Commentaries become useful after the overview stage. These books provide verse-by-verse or passage-by-passage interpretations of the text itself. Matthew Henry's "Commentary on the Whole Bible" is widely respected across denominational lines. Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart has written the most extensive commentary set ever published from the Pentecostal perspective. Any conservative commentary set will help you interpret the passages correctly so you can apply it with confidence.A concordance will enable you to find every biblical occurrence of a specific word. The one prepared by James Strong is by far the most popular. If you want to study a particular topic, a concordance will help you locate every relevant passage. There is a numbering system that helps you find the Hebrew or Greek definitions of biblical words as well. You just look up the word's number in the dictionary in the back of the concordance.Words study books give you far more in-depth definitions of biblical Hebrew and Greek words than the dictionaries in the backs of concordances. The most popular book of this type is "Vine's Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words." Of course, not all word study is performed in Hebrew or Greek. A simple English dictionary is a powerful study tool. Understanding a word's meaning is often the key that unlocks an entire verse.With at least one book in each of these categories, you will be able to research any Bible passage you want. Many of these books are available in electronic format as components of Bible study software. A broader library will place a greater diversity of resources at your fingertips. The advantage of this is that you can consult multiple resources if you fail to find the answer you seek in the first one.You should begin each Bible study session with prayer. People need the Holy Spirit's help to properly understand the passages. Prayer also prepares people's hearts so they can hear God's voice better. (MORE)
Bible study guides fall into two different categories. They can help Christians deepen their understanding of the entire Bible, or they can help Christians understand more abo…ut a specific topic. These Bible studies can be any length, with full Bible studies usually being much longer than topical studies. Although there are some good topical Bible studies available, readers may want to focus on some of the best full Bible study guides. The Bible is complex, but with the right study, it can become easy to understand."The Companion Bible" was originally written from 1906 to 1922, but it still stands as one of the great classic books of all time. It contains the complete King James Version of the Bible along with many study aids. The commentary by E.W. Bullinger contains explanations of Hebrew words, parallel passages, maps, calendars, and timelines. The book also contains many explanations of Hebrew religious words so the reader gains a deeper understanding of what the passage originally meant. Some readers find the commentary is difficult to follow at times and recommend using "The Companion Bible" along with "Strong's Concordance.""Through the Bible in One Year: A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible" is an introduction to all the books of the Bible by Alan B. Stringfellow. This book by a Southern Baptist pastor gives an overview of the Bible and helps the reader recognize the most significant chapters in each book. The book also helps identify the most important verses to memorize. Intended to take one year to complete, the book spends six months on the Old Testament and six months on the New Testament. The author helps the reader understand how the Old Testament points to Christ as the Savior. This book is an overview, so those who want to delve more deeply may want to look at other sources.In "How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour," authors Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take the reader through each book of the Bible. Fee is a pastor with the Assemblies of God denomination and Fee is a professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The pair takes you through the Bible just like a tour guide might take you through your favorite attraction. They first provide an overview, then specific guidance for reading the book, followed by more detailed explanations of the verses in the book. Finally, the authors help the reader understand how the pieces fit together to form the Bible."Bible Workbooks" comes in two volumes. Volume 1 focuses on the Old Testament, and Volume 2 focuses on the New Testament. Author Catherine Walker has enjoyed a long career with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist denomination. This book does not cover every chapter in the Bible but focuses instead on the main stories and teachings. The student is told to read several chapters from the Bible and then is instructed to answer questions about the material. There is no teacher's edition and no answer key, so students must find their own answers.Those who want to dig very deeply into the Bible may enjoy owning a copy of "Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible." The six-volume series covers every verse in the Bible in a very deep, meaningful way. Originally published more than 300 years ago, users of this study need to have a great command of English from that period to get the most out of this study. The total series is more than 5,500 pages of very tiny print, and it may take students years to complete the study, but they will learn more than students of other studies. This study is particularly useful for those who are also interested in learning about where Biblical doctrine is founded.Bible studies come in several different forms. The student needs to decide whether he or she is interested in a group study or an individual study and a topical study or a full Bible study. If you are interested in studying the entire Bible, these studies are among the best bible study guides available. They all work to help you decipher difficult verses to gain a deeper understanding of what you are reading.Remember that different authors focus on different things when teaching Bible studies. Therefore, when possible, try a sample of the study before committing to the whole study. Try going to a large bookstore and spending a few minutes reading one of the lessons to see if you can relate to the material. (MORE)
commented on this article
Most students know about the SAT, but some colleges require additional standardized admissions tests called SAT Subject Tests. Often, highly selective colleges require two or… more subject tests for college admission. Students considering these colleges should plan ahead and prepare to take the tests that will best reflect their academic abilities.SAT Subject Tests used to be called "SAT IIs," and before that they were known as Achievement Tests. These multiple-choice tests are 50 minutes long and focus on one subject each, with some of the foreign language tests including a listening component. Students can take up to three SAT Subject Tests per test date, but the SAT and SAT Subject Tests may not be taken on the same day.There are many subjects to choose from: world history, chemistry, biology, Spanish, German, French, literature, U.S. history, math levels 1 and 2, physics, modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Because there are many options, students often are given the opportunity to take Subject Tests in their best academic areas. Certain schools or programs may request students take a particular test; for example, engineering programs often request that students submit math and physics Subject Tests.Colleges already receive a lot of information in the application process: test scores, transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and lists of activities. However, schools find that the additional information from SAT Subject Tests helps them identify which students will be most successful in college. In addition, colleges making highly selective admissions decisions find this additional testing data important because it allows students to demonstrate ability in a subject of their choice (often related to what they intend to major in). Finally, some colleges use SAT Subject Tests to determine course placement.Students should take SAT Subject Tests when they will have the best command of the content tested. Typically, students take the SAT sometime their junior year, but there may be reasons to take Subject Tests before junior year. For example, a student who completes a particular course that won't be repeated in subsequent years may take the Subject Test their freshman or sophomore year. Or, if a student took World History her sophomore year and did well in the course, she might register to take the Subject Test that spring while the information is fresh in her mind. Students who prepare for important tests like Advanced Placement exams also may want to take Subject Tests even if they don't know if they will apply to colleges requiring the exams.Not all SAT Subject Tests are given on every SAT exam date. The language tests with listening are often given once a year, in November. Don't miss a SAT Subject Test you could do well on: Plan ahead to take your tests when they are offered.If you don't know whether to take SAT Subject Tests or which ones to take, talk with your guidance counselor and look for information on websites for the colleges you plan to apply to. Some colleges and degree programs require specific SAT Subject Matter test scores, while others do not. Strong scores on SAT Subject Tests can be a significant factor in your admission to the college or university of your choice, as long as your scores reflect your true academic capabilities. (MORE)
Directed by Seth Kearsley and produced and co-written by Adam Sandler, the musical animated comedy also stars Sandler in the leading role. The script tells the story of Davey …Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record who has to perform community service under the watchful eye of an elder. In a series of entertaining moments, he learns to change his bad habits.Jonathan Kesselman wrote and directed this American comedy that released in 2003. Its star-studded cast includes Adam Goldberg, Judy Greer, Andy Dick, Mario Van Peebles, and Peter Coyote. In a comic battle of the holidays, the central Orthodox hero saves Hanukkah from the hands of Santa Claus' evil son.This romantic comedy featured directing by Edward Norton. Its central story focuses on two friends, a priest and a rabbi (played by Ben Stiller and Edward Norton), who fall for the same beautiful woman (Jenna Elfman). This love triangle unfolds in a humorous clash of religion, values, and lust.This film is a special episode of the tremendously popular animated series "Rugrats," which airs on Nickelodeon. It tells the tale of a comic Hanukkah feud that plays out between Grandpa Boris and Sholomo, his long-time rival, as the pair jockey for the lead role in the local synagogue's Hanukkah play.Produced by Horatio Kemeny and directed by Salvador Litvak, this movie is the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family's humorous Passover Seder. It is the family's first Seder in three years, and tensions are high. As the night unfolds, secrets, feelings, and emotions come pouring out, but it all brings the family closer in the end.This film, directed by Roberto Benigni, released in 1997. It features a cast of talented actors and actresses, including Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, and Giustino Durano. The movie tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to survive in German-occupied Italy during the 1930s.This animated movie from 2008 is a feel-good flick starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, and Michelle Pfeiffer. It tells the tale of an Egyptian prince who becomes aware, and fascinated by, his real identity as a Hebrew. Compelled to help the Hebrews escape bondage, the prince carries out his destiny as the deliverer of his people."Escape from Sobibor" is a powerful and emotional film made by British director Jack Gold in 1987. Its plot centers on a mass escape of Jewish war prisoners from a German extermination camp at Sobibor. This event was one of the most successful uprisings during the Nazi occupation."Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where young Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the horrific massacre of her family under the direction of Nazi leader Hans Landa. She narrowly escapes death herself and flees to Paris, where she begins a new life as a successful cinema owner and operator.Over the years, many movies have highlighted the triumphs and tribulations of Jews worldwide. Captivating and inspiring tales continue to unfold through the powerful tool of cinematography.The world of Hollywood overflows with talented and successful Jewish stars. One of the most famous is Natalie Portman, who was born in Jerusalem on June 9, 1981. She is the only child of an Israeli father and an American mother. (MORE)
1 person commented on this article
"Tel" is the Hebrew word for mound, or hill. There are many places in Israel that are Tel "something", like Tel Aviv, Tel HaShomer, Tel Hai, etc.
Yeh=part of the phrase Ehyeh asher Ehyeh; meaning "Was, Am, Will Be" signifying "existence", depending on third, second, or first person view also part of the true sacred name… of God in Hebrew YHYH pronounced either YiHYeH or YeHYeH which means "He Exists" as stated in Exodus 3:15. (MORE)