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Cleaning The Vase

For Jews, the month of Elul, starting this Sunday, represents the warm up.  Like a real exercise class, we all need a warm-up before the aerobic part begins, right? The “aerobic” sections begins with Rosh Hashana, our New Year, and … Read More

For This I Was Born

Last weekend I attended a conference in Portland, Oregon called Intuitive Speaking. Over 200 people attended. I came away with so much! The one takeaway that keeps on coming up, is my invented sentence that by now is becoming a … Read More

Rotten Roots!

Bal Tashchit, in Hebrew, referring to the mitzvah of not destroying. Most of us naturally will think of our environment. Instead, I am referring to our souls. I have always regarded myself as a lucky person—for countless reasons, one of … Read More

Hoping and Coping

I love the idea of hope. How can we live our life with no hope, right? Hope is the antithesis to fear. While fear paralyzes us, hope drives us to an action. We all know that there are times where … Read More

Let freedom ring!

Let freedom ring! That’s how I feel right now as I’m putting the last touches for our Seder tonight. I made my gefiltefish (from scratch, if my mother-in-law was alive today she would be grinning from ear to ear seeing … Read More

All Else Is Hametz

Passover is one of my most favorite holidays, not because the immense cleaning that takes place beforehand… or the overpriced kosher for Passover items that we have to purchase. And it’s not my favorite holiday because of the fun Seder … Read More