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Our heart aches

As we enter Shabbat , what should be our weekly reprieve from the stresses of the week, we are preoccupied with worry for the fate of Lt. 68 more words


How Can We Rejoice, When the News is Terrible?

Shabbat approaches, and yet the world is in terrible shape this week. We are commanded to rejoice on Shabbat and at “appointed times,” but how is such a thing possible? 411 more words


Friday Feature: What Are You Thankful For This Week?

It’s time for the Friday Feature again, where I ask you what good things happened to you this week. This is direct from Telushkin’s Book of Jewish Values… 592 more words


Poskim and Shabbat Logistics, Part 2

According to The 39 Melochos, if a Jew should find himself up a tree when Shabbat comes down, he is obligated to stay in the tree… 65 more words


Bread & Calendars

This morning I woke up shortly after 7 a.m.–which used to be when I always woke up, but lately it is early.

I made a pot of coffee and then started preparing the dough for Challah bread. 454 more words


Keeping the Sabbath

I can vaguely remember a conversation about Shabbat with an atheist friend. She didn’t view my observance of Shabbat as overzealous. Instead, she was genuinely interested and thought it sounded like a good thing to do. 358 more words


What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’?  

This past Shabbat I had three of my smartest friends over for lunch. Two started medical school this week and one is headed to Harvard at the end of the month (#humblefriendbrag), but all three were overwhelmed by the idea of making a diverse menu for Shabbat. 413 more words

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