I’ve been in LA for almost a week now, visiting my father and welcoming my daughter from Israel who was here for the weekend. My father asked me yesterday if I wanted to go to the movies with him. He loves going to see movies on the big screen. I’m usually just as happy watching … More how not to take a photo
Or maybe not. The problem with such proclamations is that you inevitably find the person who is the exception to perhaps a valid rule. I did that the other day. Of course, it was in an effort to help someone. We have a young man in our synagogue who is autistic. He was having a … More Everyone should read this!
when it comes to Passover preparations: People who need to be ready as early as possible. People who don’t want to be ready until the last minute on purpose so not to have any mix-up with chametz (leavened products). (oh yeah, then he says that there really are three:) Those who are incapable of getting … More my fish guy says there are two kinds of people
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The halachah of getting spiced up (l’vsumei) on Purim means getting to the point of not knowing the difference between Baruch Mordechai and Arur Haman. It’s not saying that you should not know the difference between Mordechai and Haman, but if they are blessed or cursed. The bottom line…
When I look out most of the windows of my house, all I see is grey, white, just a bit of anemic green of a pine tree. And the fact that the sun has gone into seclusion once again doesn’t help. My house is blue. I feel good when I come home and see it, … More my house is blue
Moshe Tzvi Berger explains what he is doing with his life.
Back, oh so long ago, at least how it feels as I look out over the perma-snow here in New England, in January, a friend, my Aussie 3 year-old granddaughter, and I went to a little museum in the center of Jerusalem that probably a lot of people don’t bother checking out. You can read … More the face of ashrei
I ran over to our synagogue building to meet someone who was bringing over some boxes for our Purim Mishloach Manot packages that we have to put together. I saw her bringing her van around the other side of the building, as I instructed her, in order to bring the boxes into the closest door … More because things are not in black and white
You can try it here for yourself, even though it’s no longer Lung Leavin’ Day. It’s always a day to leave your fears, or at least name them. I got there from here from Sarah Li Cain’s post DO YOU REALIZE HOW LUCKY YOU ARE? But not to leave you on a completely feeling guilty mode, here’s … More my fears wouldn’t even fit on the plate
There’s a concept in Judaism that doing something three times makes it a habit–hazakah–or at least a halakhic presumption. We went to a funeral two Sundays ago and again this past week. I don’t want to feel superstitious, but… It looks like we’re skipping this week. Whew. Life is tenuous at best, I know. They … More holy mud on my boots