Untriumphiantly: Gratefulness

This third week of Advent is the week of Joy! Then Miryam said,“My soul magnifies Adonai;    and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior,who has taken notice of his servant-girl    in her humble position.For — imagine it! — from now on, all generations will call me blessed!    “The Mighty One has done great things for me!Indeed, his name is holy; and in every generation    he has mercy on …

Untriumphantly: Hope for Now and the Future

This first week of Advent is the week of Hope! This is the word that Yesha‘yahu the son of Amotz saw concerning Y’hudah and Yerushalayim:In the acharit-hayamimthe mountain of Adonai’s housewill be established as the most important mountain.It will be regarded more highly than the other hills,and all the Goyim will stream there.Many peoples will go and say,“Come, let’s …