Quotes and Readings of the Day


Today's Torah Reading
previous next Exodus 14:9-14:14

The Egyptians gave chase to them, and all the chariot horses of Pharaoh, his horsemen, and his warriors overtook them encamped by the sea, near Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon.

As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites caught sight of the Egyptians advancing upon them. Greatly frightened, the Israelites cried out to the Lord. And they said to Moses, "Was it for want of graves in Egypt that you brought us to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, taking us out of Egypt? Is this not the very thing we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Let us be, and we will serve the Egyptians, for it is better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness'?" But Moses said to the people, "Have no fear! Stand by, and witness the deliverance which the Lord will work for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you will never see again. The Lord will battle for you; you hold your peace!"


From Parshat BeShelach. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

Angel Quote of the Day


Winter is the time of love and of taking the light within. Earth is the element of winter, and archangel Gabriel and his angels bring us the potential for peace and harmony on Earth.

-Terry Lynn Taylor,
“Angel Days”

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

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Buddhist Quote of the Day


"The results of karma cannot be known by thought, and so should not be speculated about. Thus, thinking, one would come to distraction and distress. "Therefore, Ananda, do not be the judge of people; do not make assumptions about others. A person is destroyed by holding judgments about others."

-Anguttura Nikaya

From "Teachings of the Buddha," edited by Jack Kornfield, 1993. Reprinted by arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Boston, www.shambhala.com.

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Celebrity Quote of the Day


I meditate and pray all the time. The faith and respect that I have in the power of God in my life is what I've used to keep myself grounded, and it has allowed me to move away from the storms that were in my life. I'm still a work in progress, but I know that as long as I stay close to God I'll be all right

-Halle Berry

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Hindu Quote of the Day


Banishing the folly of rebirth and thus beholding Perfection's True Being - that is wisdom.

Tirukkural 36:358

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications.

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Holistic Living Quote of the Day


One has to fear everything - or nothing.

-Jean Giraudoux

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Inspiration Quote of the Day

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True friends are like jewels, precious and rare. False ones are like autumn leaves, found everywhere.

-A Favorite School Teacher

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Judaism Quote of the Day


Whoever repudiates idolatry is called a Jew.

-Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 13a

As cited in "Jewish Wisdom" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

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Norris Chumley Tip of the Day


Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

-Emily Post

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January 14, 2008
Bedtime Prayer
Oh Lord, kindly forgive my wrong actions done knowingly or unknowingly, either through my organs of action (hand, feet, speech) or through my organs of perception (eyes, ears) or by my mind. Glory unto Thee O Lord, who is the ocean of kindness.

karacharaNa kR^itaM vaakkaayajaM karmajaM vaa.
shravaNanayanajaM vaa maanasaM vaaparaadhaM.
vihitamavihitaM vaa sarvametatkshamasva.
jaya jaya karuNaabdhe shriimahaadeva shambho.
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