“WHAT IS HATEFUL TO YOU, DON’T DO…”: Talmud (Shabbat 31a) – for more info:

Hillel says, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14 Quoted here from 


BLOG COVER  & IMMIGRANT’S STORY: Photo by Mathilde Pée on Unsplash

SUBSCRIBE PAGE Photos: (left to right) ‘Grass’ Photo by Aaron Burden@aaronburden, ‘Wall with flowers’ Photo by Mathilde Pée on Unsplash, ‘Candles’ Photo by 

ABOUT ME Photo: by Jody Maki

YOUR STORIES: Photo by S O C I A L . C U T@socialcut

RED ROVER: Cover Photo by Ben Wicks, International Red Rover Championships Video, Cedarmont Kids- Skinny Markinky Dinky Dink VideoDoorways Photo by Elizabeth Gottwald, Girl running Photo by Mary Beth McCutcheon, Rabbi Nachman music video, Rabbi Nachman Link, Rabbi Nachman link at,  Meme by Vivi at Canva, The Essential Rabbi Nachman sayings from

THE EMPTY NEST: Cover Birds Photo by Hiva Sarif, Broadway Photo by Andreas H. from Pixabay, Monkey Photo by Jamie Haughton, Nest Photo by Jurate Cesnaite, Star Photo by Aziz Acharki, Family Photos and Newspaper clippings from scrapbooks & home computers

AN AMERICAN DREAM: Cover Photo from family pic, Bronx Photo by Renan Kamikoga, Jukebox Photo by Heather Gill, Garden Photo from family pic, Bridge Photo by Free-Photos from Pixabay, Cartoon woman Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay, Vivi & friend Photo from high school, Stick figure Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay, Angel Photo by Jason Goh from Pixabay,  Motorcycle Image by Ronald Plett from Pixabay, Dad Photos from family

A CATHOLIC, A JEW: Cover Photo by Anna, Baseball  Photo by Keith Johnston, Checklist Photo by Morgan K, Marble Photo by Marina Reich, Sheep Photo by Daniel Morton, Outback Landscape Photo by getspotted , Bridge. Photo by Tim Rebkavets, Pink Blossom Photo by Lucas D., Reggie’s Garden Video by Reggie

💖 A NEW DAY: Cover Photo by Mana5280, Two Children Photo by Ben White, Thank you Photo by Daniel Andrade , Modeh Ani Video courtesy of Home movies 🙂

TOES: Cover Photo by Christopher Sardegna, Colors Photo by Sharon McCutcheon, Shabbat Photo from, Texas Photo by Enrique Macias, Candles Photo by Ri-Ya, Feet Ocean Photo by Kelly Sikkema, Toes: Zac Brown Band

THE POSSIBILITY OF G0D: Cover Photo: My son’s drawing!, Dishes Photo by Brooke Lark, Heart Tissue Boxes: Made by young sons, Rabbit Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi, Little girl Photo from Pixabay from Pexels, Lion Photo by Adam King, WANT Photo by Jen Theodore, Cracked earth Photo by, Dream Big Photo by NeONBRAND

MY DAD: Cover Photo and other Dad Photos from family, Headstone Photo by Thomas Rudesheim at Pixabay, Woman on couch Photo by Toa Heftiba, Orchid Photo by Chinnu Indrakumar, Gallery Photo by Kalhh, Woman running Photo by Harry Cunningham, Restaurant Photo by Annie Spratt

BASEBALL, G0D & DISCO?: Cover Photo by Cheryl Holt, Disco Photo Courtesy of Pixabay, Flower Photo by Saffu, Leaping Photo by Sammie Vasquez, Confetti Photo by KTPhotography

TRACHT GUT VET ZAYN GUT: Cover Photo (and 2nd hands photo) by Liv Bruce, Baby’s feet Photo by Heike Mintel, Heart Photo by Steve Halama 

THE SABBATH QUEEN: Cover Photo by Rui Silva sj, Challah Photo by cottonbro , Man walking Photo by Viktor Talashuk, Heart Photo by Andrew Buchanan

ALL DRESSED UP: Cover Photo by Alice Alinari, Ice cream Photo by Brendan Church, Pizza Photo by Nicolás Perondi

LEAVING JUDAISM?: Cover Photo courtesy of ‘my bubbe’s’ real life menorah, Donuts Photo by Sheri Silver, DONUTS word Photo by  DJ Johnson,  Pile of books Photo by Gaelle Marcel. Gold/pink Photo by Sharon McCutcheon

DAVID’S STAR: Cover Photo courtesy of Kobi, photo of star over blue sky by

THERE WAS NO MISTAKE: Cover Photo by, ‘Reeds’ photo by

TRAUMA:Yom Kippur-freedom Cover Photo by @ben_vaughn_189, ‘Bright ball of light’ Photo by, ‘Child in light’ Photo by

 DISILLUSIONED: and cracking open Photo by Myriam Zilles 

ROSH HASHANA: Cover Photo by KS KYUNG@mygallery,  ‘Spiral’ Photo by [email protected], ‘Billboard’ Photo by, ‘Kermit’ Photo by, ‘Field of flowers’ Photo by MIO ITO@mioitophotography

SWINGSTER:  Cover Photo by family friend, Sonny yearbook Photos from, Neon sign Photo by, HOOKED ON SWING DANCING (Big band era) youtube video, SWING DANCE FLASH MOB 2011 youtube video, I HOPE YOU DANCE – Leanna Womack

ADAM SANDLER: MESHUGANA 2.0:  Adam Sandler Chanukah song live:  AND Zack/Kobi video by



BULLIED: Photo by

POOR GIRL FROM BRONX: Hot dog Photo by Sudan Ouyang@sdoy1995

MESHUGANA: Building Photo by Niklas Herrmann on Unsplash 

MAMA LOSHEN: free gift yiddish dictionary Photo by Mick Haupt

ENTRY Photo on Youtube by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash


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