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Shock and Awe

This week the inventor of the most deadliest assault riffle died. This machine has been used in various ways for the past 60 years. The Kalashnikov-AK47 is a very powerful weapon. However, it is not the most powerful weapon that exists to impact the change one desires to create. Throughout history various tactics aimed at […]

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Let God In

History is filled with examples where Jewish people pray towards Jerusalem. Psalm 137- By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion. Jews did return and then were expelled once more. Once the Temple was destroyed, those arriving in Jerusalem established prayer at what is known today as the […]

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Humanitarianism knows No Borders

The ancient text in the book Ethics of our Fathers (chapter 2:5) it says; “In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.” In the post I, Ariel Dagan, wanted to bring your attention to a group of Israelis who have gone out of their way, and have even put their […]

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The sounds we do and don’t want to hear

On September 5th hundreds of thousands of Shofars will be blown around the globe symbolizing celebrations of hope and new beginnings. It is mentioned at various time periods and in many stories found with ancient texts. When it is heard it reminds us of our Ancient Ties. One particular ancient story that comes to my, […]

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Any dream will do

Any person around the globe accessing the Google home page will be able to know that today we look back and reflect on what can happen when people dream about something and work to make it a reality. I, Ariel Dagan of Worcester, MA  do not want to take any more time on what you […]

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Libra Tishrei תשרי

Astrology began as an aspect of Mesopotamian religion. The planets manifested the great gods in the same way that everything else in the universe did. Likewise, the gods signaled their plans for humanity via the planets. Looking into the sky for guidance was especially popular in the Assyrian Empire. When mathematical astronomy developed and it […]

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Genesis 21:2 בְּרֵאשִׁית The Birth of Isaac

“And Sarah conceived, and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.” ” וַתַּהַר וַתֵּלֶד שָׂרָה לְאַבְרָהָם בֵּן, לִזְקֻנָיו, לַמּוֹעֵד, אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר אֹתוֹ אֱלֹהִים” The is no greater joy in the world than becoming a parent. As of yet at Ancient Ties we have not […]

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יום תרועה יהיה לכם A day of blowing the horn (Shofar)

Rosh Hashanah, which literally means the head of the year, commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the world.   It is celebrated on the first and second days of the seventh Hebrew month, Tishri. Tradition tells us that God completed the seven days of Creation on Rosh Ha-Shanah. The first two days of Tishri were […]

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Dipping apples in honey for sweet New Year

What can be better than having a tradition that has to do with food consumption. Let’s face it. It makes the tradition easy to remember and enjoy. However at Ancient Ties we feel that one must dig into their history and appreciate the fabric of their heritage. Let the journey begin… Song of Solomon / […]

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Brotherly love as expressed by Juda and Joseph

The Ties that Bind

One thing is certain, the holidays are all about friends and family. It does not matter if you always get along with all your family members, one way or another you find that the holidays bring you together. After all, there is something special that we share with each other. Does this also carry true […]

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