They Are Here

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The long-dreaded moment is here

They are here. They’ve been talked about for months and their appearance has been imminent, although we all hoped it was a false alarm. But now there is no question about the hard reality. The communal mail boxes are here. …Continue Reading

That Mythical Time

Apples and honey

Apples and honey by Sarah Ross, on Flickr

Well, I survived Rosh HaShanah and the Shabbat that came after it. I led services, read Torah, and helped keep things reasonably under control at our alternative service. I think people liked it. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 29: Return

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It’s Elul again!

Wow, I did such a good job last year I’m not sure I can add anything to it. It’s the last #BlogElul of the season. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 28: Give

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It’s Elul again!

On this penultimate day of Elul, the word that Rabbi Sommer gave us is Give. How appropriate. Last year I wrote about scarcity and abundance. This year I am thinking about helping people. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 27: Intend

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It’s Elul again!

Intend. What an interesting word. The immediate association, at least for me, is something about the road to hell and the paving stones thereof … I’m sure I’m not the only one. Here’s what I wrote about it last year. …Continue Reading

#BlogElul 26: Hope

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It’s Elul again!

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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It’s Elul again!

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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It’s Elul again!

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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It’s Elul again!

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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It’s Elul again!

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