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Tag: Jewish observances
Mountains, Mysticism, and Moxie
High up in the mountains, Tzfat is considered “the city of kabbalah”… very spiritual… mystical actually. Cobblestoned streets and winding alleys lead to medieval Synagogues, art galleries and all sorts of captivating nooks and crannies.
Jewish and What in the World did I just do!?
Twenty years into learning about Judaism, I was still hanging around the edges. Learning? Yes. Observing Jewish laws? Too exotic and constraining. I admired other people’s Jewish observances. but I was
Shabbat And Science??! Recap #5
I am an internet overuser, a plate overloader. Time management is not my strength. But once a week, for 25 hours, I now receive a break…I calm my amygdala
SIMCHAT TORAH: A Wholesome “Rave” Party?
Simchat Torah means “The Joy of the Torah”. The festivities are expressed with singing, dancing… No “Cha Cha Slide” but a wild, rockin’, hopping, extravaganza
SUKKOT – baby steps
“Sukkah is the only mitzvah into which a person enters with his muddy boots.” We do this mitzvah with our whole body. “You shall rejoice on your festival
MITZVAH SURPRISES: Recap #4
A mini skirt wearing, religion hating, pork rib loving woman seeking excitement…finds joy, dignity and delight in her Jewish roots and surprise surprise..
A GLIMPSE OF THE QUEEN…Shabbat
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
A NEW DAY: good morning
MORNING RITUALS My dear friend Annie asked me to write down and send her my morning Jewish rituals. Here they are, as of now. Someone somewhere along the line told me this is what a Jew is supposed to do upon awakening. As I did not grow up observant, I have been adding Jewish observances Read More