Monthly Archives: November 2017

Jacob (and the) Rocks

Looking for a penny in the light (published in the Times of Israel blog) Last Saturday night, I was invited to a sacred Rosh Hodesh Kislev women gathering. I say “sacred” in all earnestness, not because that’s how anyone of … Continue reading

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Going to inquire of G-d

We seem to be the people of the 2nd. First’s – are just not our thing. Take creation for example: the first story was just perfect. Everything was in the right place: the water that hung above, did just that, … Continue reading

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The Romantic Torah

Vignette: Time travelling in NYC: You leave one side of the city and the GPS shows an hour to your destination. You drive for 20 minutes, check again, and lo and behold, you now have 50 minutes left. You drive … Continue reading

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Abraham, Tzedaka & Mishpat

Vignette: Winter must be coming, which means an invisible hand turned on the central heating system in the building. It’s finally time to get a thin summer dress, and that box to wipe the sweat off my face. Some Torah … Continue reading

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