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Searching for Iowa's Jewish heritage

The ice on the window of my room at Hotel Ottumwa was enough to make me want to crawl back into bed, but it was Saturday morning and services were going to start at B’nai Jacob synagogue on East Main Street. 23 more words

Friday Night Meditations

On Friday night, our Shabbat,  I found myself alone, walking quickly home in the Boston cold. Bundled up in hat, scarf, and coat, I felt a sense of peaceful isolation from the street around me, and a deep gratitude for the rhythms and opportunities that God has laid out for me as an Orthodox Jew. 603 more words

What's in a Name?

Our name is the first thing given to us as our own. It is more than just a few letters strung together to make a clear ID for a given individual. 601 more words

Words + Music = ???

I love words — all of them. There are no bad words; only bad intentions from those who speak or write them and bad reactions from those who hear or read them. 510 more words