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Toward Shabbat: Resilience

01/17/2020 08:43:40 AM

Jan17

January 17th, 2020
20 Tevet 5780
This morning on NPR, Rep. John Lewis, the last living speaker from the March on Washington in 1963, spoke about his eRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Praying Among Ruins

01/10/2020 09:34:14 AM

Jan10

January 10th, 2020
13 Tevet 5780
There’s a practice of studying one page of Talmud a day, called daf yomi (‘a page a day’), which takes one throRead more...

Toward Shabbat: from Jerusalem

12/27/2019 08:10:12 AM

Dec27

December 27th, 2019
29 Kislev 5780

I’m blessed and grateful to have visited Israel many times, but this trip feels different than many others. OnRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Igniting our Spirits

12/20/2019 09:49:11 AM

Dec20

December 20th, 2019
22 Kislev 5780

When the ancient rabbis declared that Hanukkah would be a festival, the Temple had been rededicated only one yearRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Sour Gummies of my Childhood

12/13/2019 10:08:10 AM

Dec13

December 13th, 2019
15 Kislev 5780

When I was a kid, we often made stops at Jacobson’s Kosher Butcher and Market. It was the only kosher grocery sRead more...

Toward Shabbat: at the Well

12/06/2019 10:32:40 AM

Dec6

December 6th, 2019
8 Kislev 5780

Wells play a large role in these early stories about our patriarchs. In the past few weeks, we learned that AvrahamRead more...

Toward Shabbat: The Lives of People

11/22/2019 11:19:14 AM

Nov22

November 22nd, 2019
24 Cheshvan 5780

Some of you may have followed Israeli news this week as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was indicted with chRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Pushing Back

11/15/2019 10:13:42 AM

Nov15

November 15th, 2019
17 Cheshvan 5780

Last Sunday, I started teaching a foundations of Judaism course called Asking Jewish Questions. It’s a fabuRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Holy People

11/08/2019 09:54:41 AM

Nov8

November 8th, 2019
10 Cheshvan 5780

This past week, I returned from Israel, where I was one of the spiritual guides on a women’s trip through JewRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Worlds from Words

10/25/2019 10:27:10 AM

Oct25

October 25th, 2019
26 Tishrei, 5780

Beneath the 6 days of creation, beneath the first human beings, beneath the origins of our world that the Torah dRead more...
Mon, January 20 2020 23 Tevet 5780