Jewish Journal

An Offering of Wholeness

By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

March 11, 2011 | 2:07 pm

Last week, my family and I went to Souplantation for dinner. While we were eating, a colleague, Rabbi Morley Feinstein, came over to our table to say hello. He... More.

  • Bumps in the Road

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    December 21, 2010 | 11:25 pm

    Recently, my kids and I walked from our home to the park a few blocks away. My son Jeremy decided to roller-skate there, even though he’s still learning... More.

  • What Do You Do?

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    December 14, 2010 | 9:45 pm

    Recently, I was invited to a dinner party at a friend’s home along with many guests. I sat down beside a woman I’d never met. I introduced myself, and... More.

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    November 26, 2010 | 4:18 pm

    Recently, I lost my keys, as I walked to synagogue on a Saturday morning. I was pushing my daughter Hannah in her tricycle. Since my dress did not have... More.

  • The Transitive Property

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    October 31, 2010 | 5:32 pm

    This week was tough. Someone in my life lost a job. Someone in my life was losing their home. A friend was physically assaulted by a family member.... More.

  • Confronting Mortality

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    July 7, 2010 | 11:03 pm

    On Monday, I went to the funeral of a member of my former congregation. My husband was off from work for the holiday weekend, and we were out with the... More.

  • Mother’s Day Cards

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    May 14, 2010 | 3:53 pm

    Buying Mother’s Day cards was hard for me this year. It was the first time I wasn’t purchasing a Card for my mother – who died last year, just a few... More.

  • A Day at the Fair

    By Rabbi Ilana Grinblat

    May 5, 2010 | 3:14 pm

    This past Sunday, my family and I went to a carnival for Lag B’omer. The celebration took place in the middle of a major street which was closed to... More.

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Rabbi Ilana Grinblat teaches rabbinic literature at the American Jewish University’s Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their...

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