Jewish Journal

Our Own Little Huts

By Michelle Azar

September 18, 2013 | 1:14 pm

Round this time of year, we see many little huts cropping up around town. Small and fragile little spots, often decorated by the loving hands of children and... More.

  • the embrace of IT all

    By Michelle Azar

    August 30, 2013 | 10:37 am

    I sat at my little red meditation center last night and gently surveyed its surface. I moved an earthen pot from one side to another, and by doing so I... More.
  • Cheat Sheet

    By Michelle Azar

    August 19, 2013 | 10:38 am

    I love chanting Torah. I try to do it often, and BK (before kids) I think I did it nearly every weekend. I did study it formally for a short while, and... More.
  • Coming Back to Breath

    By Michelle Azar

    August 2, 2013 | 6:00 pm

    Some days, it’s all hard. The thing you thought you had taken care of that time still does not work. The thing you wanted, try as you might, feels still... More.

  • Knocking

    By Michelle Azar

    June 27, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    We were about half way through class Tuesday night, when I heard a light knock at the door of our studio. To be clear, our studio also serves as a... More.

  • Daddies

    By Michelle Azar

    June 17, 2013 | 10:52 am

    I sent my big girl to the mall with her daddy today. I wanted to buy him new pants but there were two problems with my idea. He rarely likes what I buy... More.

  • Gardening

    By Michelle Azar

    June 10, 2013 | 10:16 am

    I was out gardening yesterday  Did I really just start a sentence like that? I promise, I have never actually gardened in my life, except at kibbutz... More.

  • Orthodoxy. And when to throw it away.

    By Michelle Azar

    May 17, 2013 | 5:33 pm

    As many of you know, I am (was?) a rigid Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. Never mind that I never got much past the beginning of second series (there are... More.

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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