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A “Second” New Year

The start of a new year is a time to review, assess and plan. We review resolutions we made a year ago, reflect on how well we accomplished our goals and then wipe the slate clean, planning our list for the year to come. 251 more words


Don't Rush Ahead!

Don’t rush into Pesach (Passover)!

I know Rosh Hashanah comes up fast, but stay with it for a little while! Mark this celebration and I believe the Ruach will speak to your heart. 1,468 more words

Drinking a Glass of Tea is a Family Tradition

Every evening, some time after dinner, I have a cup of hot tea. Each evening I ask my husband the same question as I prepare my tea, “Hey do you want a cup of tea?” Nine times out of ten he answers, “No.” 758 more words


Rosh HaShannah--A Call to Worship

Illustration:  “Snow-covered Church” by Marc Chagall, 1927.

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation‘” (Lev 23:23-24). 348 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays

Isaac's smile

Parshat Vayera

In a previous post Divine Birthers I, I explore the concept of miraculous birth and resurrection in Judaism.  It’s ironic that such a heavy discussion is raised by the birth and life of a guy named Isaac … יִצְחָק which literally means to laugh and in context, means to laugh at God. 986 more words


the jewish cathedral

Shabbat Sukkot

There’s a story of two Hasidic rebbes sitting in a sukkah.  In answer to the question of “what’s your favorite mitzvah?”, one rebbe replied that the Sukkah was his favorite commandment, because when you sit in a sukkah, you are surrounded on all sides by the holiness of the commandment.  651 more words


Talking to God On Yom Kippur

The high holidays are over and I can finally post something…its been weeks I know!, however with these important holidays they come once a year and in that year a Jew is suppose to offer his sins away, cast them away and seek forgiveness for the new year. 465 more words