With the High Holidays behind us, we can turn our attention to the festival of Sukkot and the powerful images of the Torah portions that come to us this month.
I was told for, quite a while by friends of mine, that their world focus shifted when they became a grandparent. I know that there is a special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. I even [Read more…]
For millions of us, this month brings a turning. As surely as the new baseball (Phillies) season begins, so does the festival of Passover. Its themes are well known to us all; those of renewal, [Read more…]
Adar is a month of surprises and provides a wonderful template through which to view healing. Looking at the swollen buds on thetree, about which I have written in the past, I can’t help but [Read more…]
The “miracle” of the oil that supports the festival of Chanukah is a highlight of December. All across Jewish communities this story will be replayed. Young people will sing traditional songs, dreidels will spin and [Read more…]