Jewish Journal

  • This Village IS Helping

    By Emily Stern

    November 25, 2012 | 8:00 am

    Rabbi Shim'on ben Pazi noted a contradiction: [B'reshis 1:16] says, "God made the two big luminaries" and "the big luminary… and the small luminary".

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  • Hovering

    By Emily Stern

    October 15, 2012 | 6:34 am

    Greatness is not what tells you to be more Great. Is there a simple resting place in this world? They say the point of it all is to create a world for... More.

  • Sukkot#3

    By Emily Stern

    October 6, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    I had met this man who said to me, "I bet if it came down to it, everyone would be running after their own lot. They may think they want something... More.

  • Through Out The World: Sukkot #2

    By Emily Stern

    October 2, 2012 | 10:35 pm

    They say the gates of Forgiveness have closed on Yom Kippur,

    but walk through any gate you want-- the sukah has no doors.

    AND I've learned that every sukkah inside is connected, each sukkah is

    completely one  throughout the world, so you see it really is growing.

    Don't get too attached to the gate you're standing in

    ARE you using this moment to cover yourself

    or to really reveal? Turn the world inside out, and we're splitting at the seams. Turn the sukkah inside out, and the world is built of peace.

  • Sukkah #1

    By Emily Stern

    September 28, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    The moment that we made it here
    to the sukkah of his I don't need to feel anything
    I don't want to do anything except build
    I do in peace.
    I don't... More.

  • Land Flowing With Milk

    By Emily Stern

    September 25, 2012 | 8:58 am

  • A Rosh Hashana Invite

    By Emily Stern

    September 13, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    part 1


    I am planning a birthday party for all of us-- the one big person that we are. I am buying balloons and a banner and a birthday cake (maybe... More.

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