Chanukah is here!

Is there a person who does not like this holiday? In my 30 years in Jewish education I am yet to find one! And it makes total sense. It’s a beautiful holiday! You don’t have to go to shul in … Read More

Whole But Yet Split

My heart is full yet torn to two. Can it be? Can you be fully satisfied, fully content, yet fully sad??  A stay in Israel that I cherish, a visit with my parents, sisters, brother, their families and friends that … Read More

Where are you?

Where are you? I’m writing this blog as I’m sitting in the LA airport waiting for my flight to Israel. Where am I? Eicha? So often our lives are so busy with the tasks that we have to do; the … Read More

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The Power of Song

Mizmor, a psalm, a melody.  What a familiar word in prayer service. Many of us are familiar with the Mizmor L’David prayer when we carry the Torah around as part of the Torah service. According to tradition, King David was … Read More

Yes–We Are One Big Family!

This past weekend I got the opportunity to go to a different synagogue than my own. I walked in, and a young lady was handing out the prayer books. What a wonderful surprise it was when she looked up and … Read More

What You Consume You Become

I thought of this clever title, What You Consume You Become, last week, before any of this past weekend’s tragedy happened! Saturday and Sunday have been a challenging weekend for me, and my heart still aches! So full of agony … Read More

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Find A Way or Fade Away!

I was just talking to this magnificent lady the other day and it ached my heart. She shared with me the struggles she is now facing in recognizing who she is anymore. She used to be active in her profession, … Read More

Mini Meditation

מודה אני לפניך מלך חי וקים שהחזרת בי נשמתי רבה אמונתך Modah Ani L’fanecha melech Chai V’kayam She’hechezarta bi nishmati rabbah emunatecha. I would like you to close your eyes. don’t shut them strongly, simply close your eyelids. Let your mind … Read More

Shabbat Bliss

I love that time where I gather my family around the Shabbat candles, I light the candles and then together we recite the blessings. Growing up in an Orthodox household, and being female, I did not go to shul on friday … Read More

Questions for the Days of Awe

I came across this as I was preparing myself for the High Holy Days. And I loved it. So, here it is for you! Discuss it with your loved ones around the dinner table! 1) When do I feel that … Read More