COVID COVID Rosh Hashana

COVID COVID Rosh Hashana

This Rosh Hashana, praying behind a mask in a tiny, socially-distanced minyan in my daughter’s schoolyard, it was so eminently clear to me. God runs everything! If He so desires, He can bring down human society as we know knew it with a virus so small that 100 million could fit on a single pinhead. […]

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Life in Lockdown: Then and Now

Life in Lockdown: Then and Now

 

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I Didn’t Talk for 19 Hours, and then I Wrote this Poem

I Didn’t Talk for 19 Hours, and then I Wrote this Poem

Today is the 25th of Elul, the birthday of the world. But just as importantly (for Rabbi Nivin students like me at least) the 25th of Elul is the due date for my annual Elul plan, the blueprint for the year that every Rabbi Nivin student prepares every year before Rosh Hashana. For the last […]

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Eyebrow Smiles

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A Tragedy in Melbourne

A Tragedy in Melbourne

A few weeks ago, long-time JewishMOM.com reader Rebbetzin Mina Gordon wrote to share some very sad news. Her adorable 2-year-old grandson Yehoshua Binyomin (Shua) Cyrulnik had died several days after choking on a jelly sandwich. In honor of the Shloshim, Shua’s siblings made this video capturing how, even at such a young age, Shua loved […]

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Can You See a Smile Behind a Mask?

Can You See a Smile Behind a Mask? Read More