About the blog – What is Midbar Yehuda?
Midbar Yehuda is the geographic region that in English is called the Judean Desert. It’s a beautiful area, between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and despite it’s well known name, it’s being regarded as “occupied territory” by the international community. The area, with its name, shows the absurdity of how people view what is considered occupied and not. I live in Jerusalem, which is very close to this area, and from certain neighborhoods you can see the beautiful desert, and behind it, the mountains of Moab (in Jordan).
In this blog I will always have a lot to say – but very little time to say it. Whether it’s related to my Faith, to politics, to finances, to day-to-day stuff, to philosophy, theology, etc, etc. This blog is intended to let me have a place where I can say these things. I am, however, always very busy with work, studies, family, congregation, and might not be able to blog too often. Sometimes there are weeks between my updates. Other times it can be closer.
I kept a blog for a long time at http://thatdudeyouknow.wordpress.com and I stepped back from that in summer 2009 as I relized my blogging had started to take up too much of my time. Hopefully I’ll be more mature this time. I changed the name, the design and… well, everything because I don’t want this to be what the previous blog was. I want this to be more… serious. I think. It might be a lot about the conflict with our neighbours here and all these (so far failed) attempts for peace processing. My focus is always God. I love him. He sent his son to die for our sins. He took on himself the wrath of God that we deserved. He is the creator and the sustainer of the Earth. He must always be the center of our lives. To HIM be the glory - always!
I am a human, I struggle with sin, and I struggle with doubts and fear. The point of the blog is not to be tolerant or balanced or perfect.
I do not claim ownership of The Ultimate Truth. But I do claim that the Bible is the Ultimate Truth. Judge everything spiritual I say in the light of the Bible. If you find fault in me, and you can prove me wrong, I take back everything. God is without fault. I am not.