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  • Wandering, Romantic Love, Transcendence, and Shavuot - D’var Torah B’midbar

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 9, 2013 | 7:42 am

    This week’s portion B’midbar (lit. “In the desert”) always precedes the festival of Shavuot that begins on Tuesday evening. Parashat B’midbar is not just a marker that reminds us when Shavuot occurs each year, its juxtaposition joins the season’s themes of wandering, covenant,...

  • Transcendence: Jacob Artson’s eloquence and spirit defy his severe autism diagnosis

    By Julie G Fax

    October 2, 2008 | 12:07 am

    Jacob Artson needs a break. He's expended a huge effort keeping his movements and tics under control for the past 45 minutes, and he's ready to release some energy.

    As I talk about Jacob's journey through severe autism with his parents, Rabbi Brad and Elana Artson, Jacob takes a...

  • Holiday Heartburn

    By David Suissa

    October 1, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    I had this crazy dream the other night where all across my neighborhood, in all the Jewish homes and on all the dining tables, the only thing being served to celebrate the High Holy Days was brown rice and seaweed.

    I'm not sure where this Spartan nightmare came from, but if I had to...

  • Yom Kippur Dilemma

    By Gina Nahai

    October 1, 2008 | 11:15 pm

    Is it just me, or does Yom Kippur seem to arrive earlier and more frequently these days?

    I feel like I've barely had time to recover from one when the next one's announced, and then I have to toughen up and refrain from saying things like "oh no, not again," in front of my kids,...

  • Transcendence—a true story for Yom Kippur

    By Julie G Fax

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Phil and Laura both look a lot like their mom, in different ways," remarks Abby Leibman, Philip and Laura Donney's legal guardian.

    Abby was trying to explain that for her, Phil and Laura evoke the presence of her twin sister, Nina Leibman, who 11 years ago was murdered by her...