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I was born in Budapest and my early years were spent in Tel Aviv, Israel. From an early age, I expressed a unique blend of traits that revealed the multiple, fearless sides of my personality. As a toddler, I’d make my parents’ visitors sit through a ballet I would appear from behind the drapes of…

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The Magic of Imperfection

There are two ways to look at life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is. -Albert Einstein  My recurring dream. A story is told about an elderly Chinese woman who owned two large pots. Each hung on the ends of a pole, which she carried every day…

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The Magic of Imperfection

There are two ways to look at life. One is as though nothing is a miracle; the other is as though everything is. -Albert Einstein  My recurring dream. A story is told about an elderly Chinese woman who owned two large pots. Each hung on the ends of a pole, which she carried every day…

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What Nephi Did when He Was Forbidden to Say More?

Avraham Gileadi Ph.D. At the point in Nephi’s great vision of the end from the beginning, when the mother of harlots gathers multitudes to fight against the Lamb of God, and God’s wrath is poured out upon her (1 Nephi 14:13–17), Nephi is “forbidden” to write more of what he saw except that he “beheld…

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Details About the 12 Tribes

Reuben The eldest son of Jacob and firstborn of Jacob and Leah, his name means “See, a Son!” and his tribe’s symbol is water or a mandrake plant. Jacob blessed Reuben as his “might and the beginning of his strength, the excellency of dignity and the excellency of power.” Moses blessed the Tribe of Reuben…

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A Great Division Among the People

After citing the prophecies of Isaiah, Nephi warns of a “great division among the people” that occurs just before God pours out his judgments on the wicked and spares those who repent in fulfillment of Isaiah’s words (2 Nephi 30:10). Literary features in the Book of Isaiah show how this end-time division manifests itself symbolically…

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