Tag Archives: holiness

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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#blogExodus – Day 2: Bless

I’m pondering what purpose blessings actually serve in our lives. OK – in my life. Right now, I’m receiving a lot of them, because I’m sneezing like crazy. (For a great explication of why we bless people when they sneeze, … Continue reading

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#blogExodus – Day 1: Begin

Every journey, every story, must have a beginning. For me, the story of Exodus has, at its beginning, the burning bush. More specifically, Moses’s mindfulness after he first notices the bush. He takes the time to “turn aside” to ponder … 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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The Last Mile – Last Day

Today is about last breaths. Last words. Last goodbyes. And first breaths – of life without a parent. My mom continued her death rattle through the night, as I sat by her side, writing and periodically stroking her forehead. I … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 23: Love

              Love is supposed to be easy we slip into a relationship and our lives are forever better. Fartik! (done!), as my father used to say. The truth is – it’s not the truth. … Continue reading

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#BlogElul 19: Ask

              I have found that asking a question with intentionality with curiosity requires vulnerability.   Not a social nicety: How are you? How’s your day? What’s new? What’s for dinner?   A caring, open … Continue reading

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