Category Archives: holidays

may our cups overflow

Psalm 23:5b May our efforts in the New Yearover­flow with good­nes­sand help cre­ate a world of whole­ness and peace.   Linoleum cut pro­duced by Mark, Sep­tem­ber 2014 The “cup” is brown, “over­flow” is in shades of blue.

Posted in holidays, judaica, what | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

crossover

through a sea of sound Shab­bat Shi­rah usu­al­ly marks the begin­ning of Jew­ish Music Month. How­ev­er, I’ve not seen any ref­er­ence to it this year. Nonethe­less, it is appro­pri­ate that this week marks the cel­e­bra­tion of a sig­nif­i­cant anniver­sary in Amer­i­can Jew­ish … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, music, ritual, who | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

building tabernacles of peace

May our efforts spread clouds of glo­ry as we build true taber­na­cles of peace. Sifra to Psalm 18:11–12 and Sid­dur: Ma’ariv: Hashkiveinu Linoleum cut pro­duced by Mark, Sum­mer 2004. ©Mark Hurvitz2004 this year’s card the list of cards

Posted in from the archives, holidays, judaica, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — hear

wow, and how! Briefly put. Sup­port Women of the Wall (and the New Israel Fund). Be sure you can…hearwom­en’svoic­es! Here’s a Yeshi­va world per­spec­tive. And an appro­pri­ate but­ton: Date: 2012(from NIF at the Israel Day Parade in NYC) Size: 6.35 Pin … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, politics, ritual | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — believe

sib­ling­hood Espe­cial­ly since Sep­tem­ber 11, 2001, we’ve heard a great deal about the com­mon bonds among the Abra­ham­ic reli­gions. It is a love­ly idea, and some­thing worth work­ing towards. How­ev­er, even a sim­ple glance at one of the most icon­ic sto­ries of Abra­ham … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, judaica, lapel buttons | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — be

mad man Ad man William Bern­bach devel­oped a num­ber of famous cam­paigns. For our pur­pose today, his most impor­tant is that for Levy’s bak­ery. Cor­rec­tion (Jan­u­ary 14, 2014): the woman behind the man! Judy Por­tas died Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 7, 2014 at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in family, from the archives, holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, politics, what | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — do

wwmd? What would you do? Mai­mon­des’ “Hil­chot Teshu­va” (The Rules of Repen­tance) is avail­able at Mechon Mam­re: הלכות תשובה. It was trans­lat­ed from the Hebrew and post­ed at scribd by Rab­bi Yaakov Feld­man. You can read an excerpt and intro­duc­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, personalities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — bless

may the … be with you Per­haps the most famous bless­ing is that expressed by the ancient priests in Jerusalem as record­ed in the book of Num­bers (6:24–26): יְבָרֶכְךָ יְיָ וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. יָאֵר יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָ. יִשָּׂא יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in food, holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, ritual | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — act

val­ues made real How will you act to make your Judaism real in the world? Con­sid­er becom­ing involved with one of these: Amer­i­can Jew­ish World Ser­vice The Reli­gious Action Cen­ter of Reform Judaism Uri l’Tzedek — Ortho­dox Social Jus­tice Bend … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, judaica, lapel buttons, politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#blogelul — prepare

the upcom­ing event You’ve invit­ed a num­ber of friends over. Even if it is a pot-luck din­ner, there’s much you need to do in advance of the meal. You, as I do, prob­a­bly have lists with sub­lists encom­pass­ing all the projects that go … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Posted in holidays, how, judaica, lapel buttons, ritual | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments