Sunday Wakes Up Sunday wakes up stretching arms and yawning. Monday’s ballad calling to be sung. Tuesday harvests tangerines in orchards. Wednesday’s children dance on moonlit nights. Thursday afternoon the floors need mopping. Friday brushes egg on braided dough. Friday bakes six hallot and two kugels. Shabbat–bride bedecked in white – a queen. […]
the spiritual dimension
Teshuvah is listed as one of seven things created before the universe because without it the universe could not endure.
I was deeply shaken by this experience of moving around the sanctuary in front of the deceased lying up there on the altar in his casket. I felt that over there on the altar was a very real presence waiting for the events of the day to unfold.
As Sholom HaMelech said, “Whatever you are capable of doing with your own strength do it.” Or as Nike says, “Just do it.”
We need to return to the Jewish definition of progress as “whatever advances the redemption of humankind and the world.”
There is truly nothing
Heartfelt Teshuva cannot do.
Equal Opportunity You don’t have to be the parent of a special needs child to read this one. You don’t have to have had a parent who didn’t parent properly to connect to this one. You don’t have to have experienced illness or a major trauma to absorb this one. But read on anyhow to […]
Wings, prayers and the cosmic comic conspiracy Lately at home we’ve been invaded by wings. Chicken wings, that is. It’s my fault. They’ve been on sale and I can’t resist a bargain. But beyond that, I just find them to be a good, easy-to-make food you can cook a million ways. My wife is less […]
So…if with children one was blessed
Appreciate them, that may be your test.
Just as no other place in the world has a heart like the heart of Jerusalem, no other Talmud teacher is quite like ours.