Posts Tagged ‘Rabbi Phyllis Sommer’


#blogExodus 9: Perplex

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

blogexodus Today I tried to explain some of the Passover rules to a non-Jewish person, and yes, she was perplexed. (more…)

#blogExodus 8: Expand

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

blogexodus There are several different ways to interpret this word – is it the expansion of our minds and spirituality during Passover, or is it the expansion of our bodies during the same time period? (more…)

#blogExodus: 4, 5 and 6 are #Exodusgrams!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

And here they are, if you don’t follow me on Instagram …

#Exodusgram 4: Rise. The penultimate #challah before The Big Day! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 5: Seek. These colourful bits of #chametz will be hidden in my living room, in just over a week! @imabima

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#Exodusgram 6: At our Seder, we will #Retell the stories of grandparents long gone, and enjoy the family we still have.

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#blogExodus 3: Cleanse

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

blogexodus Passover is supposed to be a time of physical and spiritual cleansing – but is it? (more…)

#blogExodus 2: Exalt

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

blogexodus When I think of the word “exalt”, my mind immediately goes to those ancient Aramaic words that open the KaddishMay His great name be exalted and sanctified. (more…)

#BlogExodus 1: Launch

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

blogexodusHappy Nisan! Today is just two weeks before Passover, and Rabbi Phyllis Sommer is launching #BlogExodus again! I’m so excited. (more…)

#BlogElul 10: Count

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

#BlogElulThis blog post was supposed to have gone out yesterday, on the 10th day of Elul. But it’s OK, nobody is perfect, especially me. I am determined to make it count anyway! (more…)

#BlogElul 9: Observe

Monday, September 12th, 2016

#BlogElul “You see, but you do not observe.” Such a famous quote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. What does that mean for someone who is trying to grow themselves? (more…)

#BlogElul 7: Choose

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

#BlogElul The abundance of choice is both the blessing and the curse of the self-employed life. When we are employees, we dream of being the masters of our own time; when we are answerable to no one but ourselves, we realise how hard that really is. (more…)