December 4, 2014 | 1:03 pm
RECENT POSTS ON Religious and Reform
I found out last week how much of a bubble I’ve been living in.
About that Nationwide Dead Kid Commercial
How a good message can be lost when it’s badly delivered.
Synagogue Affiliation Matters
Even secular organizations should not forget this important fact.
“What you do,” she said, “is make space for other people to be.”
What I Mean When I Offer to Pray For You
An offer of prayer is an offer of acknowledgement and love, from someone who has also suffered.
November 19, 2014 | 10:05 am
November 14, 2014 | 9:21 am
I don’t usually publish stuff I haven’t written myself, but I loved this drash from a bat mitzvah that took place last Saturday so much that I just had to get the author’s, (and her father’s since, according to US law, she’s still a minor), permission to publish it. I’d love to... read on
November 12, 2014 | 12:30 am
My husband and I are both gamer geeks. I’d like to blame him, since he is a video game designer, and he bought me my very first MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, Everquest, which I played religiously for years.
But the truth is, my fascination began shortly before I met my... read on
October 29, 2014 | 8:27 am
As we approach Halloween, the non-Jewish (as opposed to Purim) holiday of masks and costumes, perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the truism that things are not always as they first appear to be.
I was reminded of this last week, at lunchtime. As I approached the local... read on
October 15, 2014 | 9:20 am
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is said, God decides who will live and who will die in the coming year. During that in-between time of judgment, a woman I’ll call Carol died quietly in the night while her husband, who I’ll call Samuel, slept.
I only met Carol twice. The... read on
September 26, 2014 | 11:45 am
As usual this year, our synagogue sanctuary was filled to the brim for Rosh Hashanah services. The services were full of beautiful music, the sounds of the shofar, sincere prayers, and deep, meaningful moments. Yet it was what happened afterward that struck me the most.... read on
September 16, 2014 | 11:20 am
The news about the NFL’s Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson has put a spotlight, for the time being anyway, on domestic abuse. Whether it’s hitting a significant other or hitting a child, important issues are being raised about abuse, what proof of wrongdoing is required, what punishment... read on
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