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Tell Me What These Words Mean

By On September 20, 2018

A dance with the Baal Shem Tov.… Read More

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Two Funerals… Forty Years

By On September 18, 2018

I remember standing with my sister on the steps of the funeral home having a violent argument with the rest of Daddy's family on the day of his funeral.… Read More

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After A Year of Disillusionment, How Do I Find My Way Home?

By On September 17, 2018

A Yom Kippur reflection on the yearning for Gd in the midst of running away from His people. … Read More

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Beyond Brisket: The Soul Of Rosh Hashana

By On September 9, 2018

You get up at 6:15 AM to make it from Santa Monica to the Persian kosher market in the Pico Robertson neighborhood of LA by 6:45. They open their doors at seven,… Read More

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Objective Reality Is For Meeting G-d

By On September 6, 2018

Facts, feelings, and Rosh Hashana.… Read More

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Words Are There For The Taking, And So Is Silence

By On September 4, 2018

Words can nurture, change, and heal. Stillness, too, can fill us up with love.… Read More

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A Quilt & A Death Connected Me To The Spirit of Elul

By On September 3, 2018

It is Elul, that month for soul searching and review of one’s spiritual progress. I wasn't feeling it. At. All.… Read More

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Can I Use Elul To Learn Self-Love?

By On August 31, 2018

Here I am; cringing as I attempt to flip my perspective upside down. As I turn the self-criticism dial to the right, and wonder would it would look like to spend the… Read More

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It Was Dark, They Had 106 Miles to Travel, And They Were Wearing Sunglasses

By On August 20, 2018

Throughout the Blues Brothers movie, Elwood keep repeating this line: We're on a mission from G-d.… Read More

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Why Jewish Artists Will Continue To Be Rebels

By On August 16, 2018

It seems that so many of us public Jewish figures turn on our communities. Here's why it will keep happening, and why it might be a good thing.… Read More

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