Elhanan ben-Avraham

Elhanan ben-Avraham
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Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published two illustrated books of poetry, and painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah. Elhanan ben-Avraham, born in 1945, is a professional artist, poet, writer and father of two, grandfather of four, living in Israel since 1979. He has served in the IDF, taught the Bible internationally, published two illustrated books of poetry, and painted two large Biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, among many other works. He and his wife live in a quiet village in the Mountains of Judah.

Be perfect – everything is easier said than done

Elhanan writes, "Do I say one thing and do another, making myself a hypocrite by definition? Do I profess faith in the Messiah, and by my actions deny that faith?"

Blessed are the peacemakers

Elhanan writes, "The making of war is a relatively easy state to fall into, like a child who is capable of knocking down everything in the den, whereas the task of taking the mess and making of it peace is far more challenging."

Israel Independence Day 2017: Relative time in Jerusalem

Elhanan writes, "Unexpected by most of the world’s religions and nations, the remnant of the exiled and scattered Jewish people have returned to the very city from which they were exiled nearly 2000 years ago."

Of pearls and pain

Elhanan writes, "He who created all the wonders under the sun, and the sun as well, has ways that are not our ways. For example the pearl..."

The war, Jerusalem and the King, the stumbling stone

Elhanan writes, "As a new and virulent form of anti-Semitism resurges, so the war burns against Christianity, Christians, and the Christ, who is a Jew of the Jews."

Lawless

Elhanan writes, "As with Churchill, those who would speak out about dangers to society are often themselves spoken against. But those with a clear vision must nevertheless speak out. "

The race of the sexes

Elhanan writes, "The man and the woman in dynamic complement and tension, in contrast and counterpoint, is the quintessential expression of the love of God, an idea not dreamed up by the lusts of humankind, but emanating from the Creator Himself."

Something wrong?

Elhanan writes, "But one came along in the history of humankind to provide an example of a much better way, of love rather than hate, of forgiveness rather than revenge, but his pleading message is much spoken against, left as an impossible dream to be mocked and scoffed..."

Unity – one for all and all for one

Elhanan writes, "The question remains: given the divisive inclination of the individual human mind, is that unity achievable in reality? If so, what should it look like?"

To the fourth generation and the time of the judgment of God

Elhanan writes, "Is there an historical pattern that may be observed to each fourth generation? First, Israel itself was formed in the fourth generation: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes of Israel..."

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