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Meditations on a Goat

By Rob Eshman

October 20, 2009 | 6:45 pm

Goat & Son

I’ve never been a sit-still meditator.  I tried it once when I was 23 and living in San Francisco and trying things.  One week I read Ram Dass and that weekend... More.

  • The Crush [SLIDESHOW + RECIPE]

    By Rob Eshman

    October 19, 2009 | 4:42 pm


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    Last weekend I noticed that the pomegranates that I had been waiting all year to ripen were now overripe.... More.

  • What Happens in the Sukkah….

    By Rob Eshman

    October 5, 2009 | 12:18 pm

    In her sermon on Friday night, Naomi talked about Sukkot. She said the rabbis called the holiday, “The time of our happiness,” and command us to be... More.

  • Sukkot for All

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 2009 | 9:25 pm

    Last year at this time we were sitting in our Sukkah with a few friends when one of them said, “Why isn’t Sukkot everyone’s holiday?”

    I remember... More.

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  • New Years Resolution: Ethical Kapparot

    By Rob Eshman

    September 25, 2009 | 6:32 pm

    Now that it’s almost Yom Kippur, the kapparot stands along Pico Robertson are in full bloom. Here’s a sign I saw for one of them, set up in the parking... More.

  • Pidyon Ha’Hen

    By Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2009 | 7:59 pm

    I bought my first chickens more than 16 years ago, when we lived in Santa Monica.  We moved to Venice, I went chickenless for years, then about five years... More.

  • Variations on Me

    By Rob Eshman

    September 23, 2009 | 2:52 am

    I know, it sounds like the opening line of Penthouse Letters, but it’s true.  During the High Holy Days, when Naomi leads Nashuva services, she has the... More.

  • Eat More Cholent

    By Rob Eshman

    September 21, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    My resolution for the New Year is to make more cholent.

    Cholent is the traditional Sabbath stew, assembled and put in the oven (or on the stove, or in a... More.

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