Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

No Turkey For You

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

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We’re Still Here!

“Good times and bum times, I’m still here.”  So begins the venerable singer Elaine Stritch’s signature song “I’m Still Here.”  Even in a White House performance where she struggles to remember the lyrics, she is still here.  And I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Parashat Vayeshev: Who Hasn’t Wanted to Throw Their Little Brother in a Pit?

A few days ago, a colleague and I were schmoozing before school.  She was trying to decide what to speak about at her pulpit this Shabbat.  I suggested tying in Thanksgiving, families coming together, reconciling.  Her response: “We’re not there … Continue reading

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Parashat Vayetze: Blogging the Torah, The Thanksgiving triathalon of eat, run, shop

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving. The Thanksgivings of my youth were quiet days. Everything in the neighborhood was closed! My mother either cooked or one of my aunts did. It was a great time to spend with my cousins and the … Continue reading

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Blogging the Torah: Parashat Chayei Sarah, Ach! Families!

As with so many of the parshiot in Bereshit, Chayei Sarah is jam-packed with the real life activities of our ancestors.  Named after the first few words of the parasha, Chayei Sarah — literally the life of Sarah — is … Continue reading

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