Tag Archives: shabbat

what would dad think?

poli­ty not piety™ Yes, that’s a “trade­mark” sym­bol there. Why not? I con­tin­ue to tell peo­ple that I came to the rab­binate out of “poli­ty” not “piety”. My involve­ment was as a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er. A quick check on Google indi­cates that I’m near­ly the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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let us make light

a can­dle light­ing kavanah in hon­or of shab­bat of bereishit As our week ends, we focus on how our own lives mir­ror cos­mic events. Shab­bat now begins. We have com­plet­ed a full week of cre­ation. Now we focus inward for a short … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why Wine?

[cross post­ed at the Jew and the Car­rot]. At Pesach we drink a lot of wine. Why is it called the sym­bol of our joy? In an arid envi­ron­ment, wine can be seen a method of preser­va­tion. If you do not live … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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