Posts Tagged ‘Rabbi Phyllis Sommer’


#BlogElul 29: Return (video)

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

I did it! I made it all the way through Elul with my blogs, although I did have to do a bit of catching up here and there. So proud of myself! (more…)

#BlogElul 28: Give

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

An important concept in all three great monotheistic religions is that of giving – the social contract to support those who have less material wealth than we do. (more…)

#BlogElul 27: Bless

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sometimes there are blessed serendipities in our lives. Rabbi Sommer had no way of knowing that today is my and my husband’s 25th wedding anniversary, and yet here it is – the theme is “Bless”. (more…)

#BlogElul 26: Create

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

There is a description of nearly all Jewish holidays that goes like this: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” Creating holiday-specific foods is an integral part of the tradition. (more…)

#BlogElul 25: Change

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

I’m actually writing this post on the Friday, because I don’t write posts on Shabbat, and I have to go out and help run a service after Havdallah. So if you are wondering, this is a pre-written post. A change for me! (more…)

#BlogElul 24: Hope

Friday, September 15th, 2017

I ended yesterday’s post with the words “I find that hopeful, don’t you?”, and here is today’s theme, hope. I love it. (more…)

#BlogElul 23: Begin

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

After every ending, there must be a new beginning. That is how the Universe is set up. (more…)

#BlogElul 22: End (Video)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

A quick little FaceBook Live from this morning, talking about the end of life, and the hopefulness of the Mourner’s Kaddish. (more…)

#BlogElul 20: Fill

Monday, September 11th, 2017

This one had me a little stumped. I’m really not sure what Rabbi Sommer means by it – but that’s OK, it’s up to me to imbue it with meaning anyway. (more…)