Category Archives: Jewish

Day 6: Believe (still running behind…)

Did you ever listen to the NPR five-minute broadcast called This I Believe? A different piece ran every Monday for four years, sadly ending in 2009. NPR re-instituted the concept, which was the brainchild of celebrated journalist Edward R. Murrow, … Continue reading

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A Day For Naming

This weekend was Shavuot – the date where (allegedly) God gave Moses the 10 Commandments. It is one of the four holidays in the Jewish calendar when we say Yizkor (a service of remembrance for loved ones who have died). … Continue reading

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God in Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about community. My Rabbi talked recently about how it is a defining part of our synagogue. About God in community. I feel that very strongly, but there are many members of our synagogue community who … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 13: Choice Choices

Let me start off by apologizing in advance to those of you who are vegetarians or vegans. Or who don’t eat red meat. Tonight is a night for meat as metaphor. I’m sorry – it’s where my ping pong brain … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 4: Anxious About Anxiety

Frankly, I’d be worried if I didn’t have anxiety. It’s in my blood. Hard-wired in my brain. Genetic. Quintessentially Jewish. (Don’t you just love stereotyping?) All kidding aside, I have suffered from anxiety all my life. My mom was anxious, … Continue reading

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Healing – Day 1: To Forgive Or Not To Forgive…

…That Is The Question. One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey is that forgiveness isn’t always necessary. It’s not THE critical component in moving forward. Context is important here, so let me share a bit of … Continue reading

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Blessings – Day 26

The End! (Oh no…any thoughts about what I can do next?) Day 26/Verse 26 of acrostic prayer poem*: Thank you God for the blessing of zealotry, for zigzagging to zetetic zen. Each day for the past 26 days, I have … Continue reading

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