Robb Schwartz was recently appointed as an elder at Ben David. He was raised in a Conservative Jewish home and was a Bar Mitzvah at Temple Sinai in Long Beach, California. He has been a believer in Messiah Yeshua since 1979. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University, a Masters Degree in Organization Development (MHROD) from University of San Francisco, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. After 28 years of employment at McDonnell Douglas / The Boeing Company, he retired in 2015. He lives in Orange with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter Shayna.
Robb is the author of Operation Last Exodus, published in 2012. He also authors a blog by the same name (Operation Last Exodus).
April 22 / Aviv 26, 5777
Parashah: Shemini - "Eighth Day"
(Vayikra) Leviticus 9:1 — 11:47
II Samuel 6:1 — 7:17
In the evening count Omer 12
This week's Parashah speaks about obedience to God. Regardless how well intentioned are our actions, or our deeds, in serving God, they pale in comparison with obedience to Him. God, first and foremost, wants us to listen to Him and to do what He asks us to do. All our good intentions are just dirty rags – “all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment” says the prophet Yeshayahu 64:6. “The road to perdition is paved with good intentions,” goes the saying...
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