From where will our comfort come? Look up, look around, look within…

While waiting for my 15-year-old daughter to come out of an appointment today, I read this in a newspaper article, and it really affected me. “Traditionally we seek solace in religion, sports, entertainment, and in the promise that modern science and societies provide all the tools needed to solve any problem,” says the writer, explaining … Continue reading From where will our comfort come? Look up, look around, look within…

We are all in this together and will come out better in the end

Dear Friends,  Things are uncertain, to say the least. One of my main clients told me that she doesn’t think she’ll need my writing services for now since their organization has essentially shut down. After we got off the phone, I felt nauseous. While just a few days ago I had more work than I … Continue reading We are all in this together and will come out better in the end

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Mother Teresa and the Parsha 

By Mindy Rubenstein  Last night I watched a movie about Mother Teresa with my children. They liked seeing a human being with such passion and persistence, someone who was so determined to help and love others, no matter how unlovable they seemed.  That we watched such a movie wouldn’t seem unusual, except for the fact … Continue reading The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Mother Teresa and the Parsha 

Going Back Home and Learning to Seeing the Good

By Mindy Rubenstein This Shabbos I spoke about my Jewish journey to the lovely community at Young Israel of Tampa, run by Rabbi Uriel and Dvorki Rivkin. The Rivkins have opened their home and adjoining synagogue to the community for more than a decade, giving of themselves selflessly to anyone who reaches out for advice, … Continue reading Going Back Home and Learning to Seeing the Good