#BlogElul 26: Hope

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Hope is the thing with feathers, apparently. I’ve got a few of those outside my window as I write, but I don’t know that they are necessarily what I am looking for right now. It is definitely true, however, that hope is a major component of the human psyche. When we lose it altogether, we die. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 25: End and Begin

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The end of the week was just too crazy, Friday was one of those days where I had to run around the city and do 12 million things, as well as my usual cooking and preparation for Shabbat. So my blog post for End didn’t get written. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 23: Love

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Love, love, love. All you need is love, dum da da da da dum … such an interesting phenomenon, love. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 22: Dare

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Today’s word is Dare. Of course, as soon as I see that word, I think of Dr. Brené Brown, whose book Daring Greatly
has become a staple in the bookcases of personal growth junkies like me. I even wrote about her last year. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 21: Change

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Change. Oh, there’s so much change going on. This year has been quite the year in that regard. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 20: Judge

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Yom Kippur is the Day of Judgement, when we expect all of our sins to come home to roost. Here is what I wrote about it last year. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 19: Ask

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The Ask is the hard part. It’s easy to tell people about the benefits of your lovely thing, to show them how much it has helped you, to be excited about how much it can help them. But then you have to ask them to put money on the table, and many of us, including me at times, choke. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 18: Pray

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Today’s word is Pray. Last year I wrote about how I wasn’t sure whom I was speaking to when I prayed, but that it really doesn’t matter. I even mentioned Pascal’s Wager. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 16: Understand

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Oh, my goodness, Rabbi Sommer. Understanding. That strikes home for me. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 17: Awaken

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Yesterday I listened to my son practise his shofar blowing for the High Holy Days. …Continue Reading