A very wise Rabbi once said that anything can be used for the good or the bad including music… Music just creeps into our beings.. It brings out the child
I’ve talked about NOT wanting Judaism, why love it now? My love affair with Judaism has been a slow burn. Simply the DESIRE was…
Vhat?, as my grandma Yeta would say with her Russian Yiddish accent. What is more than I could hope or imagine? When Cinderella puts on the slipper and it
But when I became a mom, my then-husband and I wanted to give our sons some connection to their religion, another feeling of home. I didn’t want to leave them empty-handed…
I ate bbq pork ribs, delicious Italian salami subs, wore micro mini skirts, and was told often, “you’re Jewish? I thought you were Italian”… I was living the American dream.
Today I got the nothing part down. I don’t feel like I have anything innovative to say. Yet the “nothing” carries tremendous comfort. Judaism has taught me that
As elusive as is peace, so too is love. Just how do we love our neighbor? We can make a phenomenal start by guarding how we talk about our boss, our sibling, our spouse…
And then one day, while washing the dishes, I remembered….I have that joy. I know that face. Inside me. It’s….
She lived in the Bronx, he lived in the South Bronx. My dad got by on his good looks and predominant strong-silent-type charm. Also, being a good dancer went a long way back in the 30s and 40s. However it did not transfer into his financial life. My father…
Having grown up in the Outback, Reg’s family ran a 50 square mile sheep station, grew wheat, and raised cattle. Reg’s father, Pat, was a farmer/grazia or
My family, like so many Jews fleeing persecution and harm, arrived in the U.S. scarred and having survived trauma. This was the early 1900s. I can imagine their enormous relief and gratitude to arrive in the United States and be allowed to stay. Of course my grandparents would likely have been killed in the Shoah if Read More
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My Jewish friends ranged from “bagel and cream cheese Jews”, meaning bagels were about as Jewish as we got, to Jews who went to Synagogue twice a year dressing in really
For even the smallest infractions, I want to hold grudges, if … someone cuts me off in traffic, returns my smile with a frown, does not seem to respect my opinion. AND yet, when I release my grudges on this minuscule level, it’s