The Kittel and the Motorcycle

The Kittel and the Motorcycle

On Yom Kippur, at shul during Neila, I felt like I and all of the women around me were angels. And then Yom Kippur ended, and I heard havdalah and ate and cleaned up a bit and went on a walk to stretch my legs. And during my walk, I saw something that shook me […]

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Finding Hashem within the Confusion

Finding Hashem within the Confusion

Gemar Chatima Tova. May you have an easy and meaningful fast!šŸ£šŸ’—

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Our Pre-Yom-Kippur Guests

Our Pre-Yom-Kippur Guests

This past Shabbat we hosted an extremely lovely couple in their 50s, the founders of a Reform Temple in the small town in Pennsylvania where they raised their 2 children and still live. The husband studied Hebrew in college, and perfected it at the elite dental school where he prepared for tests, going back and […]

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Renew Our Days of Old? Are You Kidding?! by Rabbi YYĀ Jacobson

Renew Our Days of Old? Are You Kidding?! by Rabbi YYĀ Jacobson

During this time of year, in the Selichot we request over and over “Chadesh Yameinu K’Kedem.” Rabbi YY’s revolutionary response to a sceptical email-writer (and to others who have asked this same question, like me!:).  

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The Shana Tova Phone Call

The Shana Tova Phone Call

I love this, two women so eager to bless each other and each other’s families with a sweet new year that neither can finish a sentence. This is the feeling in the air now, a pre-Yom Kippur vibration of nervous anticipation and blessings from everyone direction.  

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The Rosh Hashana Raffle Winner

The Rosh Hashana Raffle Winner

On one of the Israeli army bases, they organized a Rosh Hashanah party for the soldiers. At the party, they made a raffle. There were 300 soldiers, and each put 50 shekel into the raffle, totaling 15,000 shekalim. A donor from the USA matched the amount collected, making the total raffle prize 30,000 shekalim. Everyone […]

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