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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.

What is truth?

Elhanan writes, "Many untruths have arisen upon the earth to have their brief day beneath the sun, and then collapse under their own weight. And some of those that have persisted to this day have been greatly angered by the restoration of the people of Jesus to their former estate..."

Encounter on the street

Elhanan writes, "Today I was approached by a smiling young orthodox Chabadnik in black who offered me a picture of the Messiah- Rav Schneerson."

What was the religion of Jesus?

Elhanan writes, "Did Jesus ever have a Christmas tree, or go to church on Sunday? Did He ever denigrate the Law of Moses and tell people to stop keeping its precepts and commands?"

The Spirit of Stupid

Elhanan writes, "But the ancient wisdom continues to survive all the onslaughts of every age, reminding us that “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God’.” But Fools are firmly endowed with the Spirit of Stupid, a hard condition to cure, even with much prayer and fasting."

Satan – the accuser

Elhanan writes, "For those of you who do not believe in the Devil (aka: Satan, the Accuser, the Father of Lies, the Serpent), let me assure you with a certainty that he actually does exist. Allow me to explain."

Bonds – E Pluribus Unum

What factors bind a nation together into a common harmony? Is it a Communist philosophy? The former Yugoslavia was held together by that forcefully...

Love one another

Elhanan writes, "Can we possibly return from sliding toward this precipice of danger and dissolution? Will wisdom rebound and prevail in the state of the union of America to remain that blessed ‘One Nation Under God’, and Israel the Chosen?"

A tribal tale of tribulation and retribution

Elhanan writes, "By candle light inside the igloo he read in the tract, written by Ephraim of the Ephraimites, that Gentile Christians were actually in fact the Lost Tribes of Israel mentioned in the Good Book and, like his great-great- grandfather Kowalo-kampula..."

Ben Yehuda

Elhanan writes, "Eliezer Ben Yehuda almost single-handedly revived the ancient Hebrew language from the dead, but little could he imagine that a century later on the street called by his name in the heart of Jerusalem hordes would be again speaking that tongue of the prophets."

Sin: What is it?

Elhanan writes, "Sin is not only a single act of stealing or committing adultery, but is a direction travelled. It is a dynamic movement that may begin with a single step in the wrong direction..."