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Next week, Americans will celebrate the most Jewish of our American holidays: Thanksgiving. Each day in our Amidah, we say the words “Moadim Anachu Lach, we are thankful to you God” for the miracles of each day and God’s wondrous … Continue reading
I had a friend who lived with a terrible lung disease. She used to say, “God doesn’t micromanage.” I’ve always felt uncomfortable with the idea that every little occurrence has some meaning beyond what it is. Somehow I just always … Continue reading
As with most Jewish educators, Sunday mornings are generally not spent with the paper, coffee, and a lovely brunch with friends. We are up early, sometimes ridiculously early, to make Jews. We are teaching holidays, hearing Hebrew, and this time … Continue reading
Blogging the Torah: Parashat Behar-Bechukkotai, How Can I Observe Sh’mittah when I Live in a Four-Story Walk-Up?
One of my favorite books of midrashim is the children’s book, Does God Have a Big Toe? In the first story, “Partners,” Rabbi Marc Gellman describes a conversation between God and the angels. The angels think that the universe is … Continue reading