signs for the new year

We Jews are very clear that we must not be superstitious, right? We avoid doing things without meaning. But of course, we have dozens of traditions, sometimes the meaning for which has been lost or broken along the millennia. One of the traditions that seems to have a backing in Halakhic sources is having certain foods … More signs for the new year

from bitter to sweet

I was looking over some photos from our recent trip and saw this one that I took at the Katzrin Talmudic Village. It brings to mind the song by Naomi Shemer called “Al Kol Eleh”(About All of These), also known by the first words of the song, Al HaDvash v’al Ha’Oketz–About the Honey and the Stinger. And the … More from bitter to sweet