A year or two ago, the cantor of our synagogue gave a class on how to lead a shiva minyan, which is a prayer service for a person who has died. Usually, it is held in the home of a loved one. The word shiva means “seven,” and traditionally a family will observe shiva for even...
August 8, 2012 | 8:00 am
November 26, 2008 | 4:31 pmOne of my favorite memories of Shabbat meals at my parents' home is the lentil soup. Hot, dark-red soup with marrow bones at the bottom of the bowl was a sumptuous treat on those cold and wintry Friday nights.
Since then, I've discovered that lentils are not only delicious, they're...
January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm