By Mindy Rubenstein Yesterday my good friend in New York told me about all the people she knows who have passed away just in the past week. She said it’s surreal and unsettling, but she’s trying to keep a sense of normalcy in her home, especially for her children. She told me about visiting her … Continue reading I Am Alive.
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…
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
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
A non-Jewish friend shared a reggae song with me recently, and I was moved by its lyrics and graceful passion. The lovely woman singing seemed to be on spiritual fire! As I listened carefully to the lyrics of this song, I found that, like many songs of this genre, they're usually religious. I don’t know … Continue reading Teach Like Your Soul’s on Fire!
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
the thoughts hover surround consume must be released to cause peace in the mind so confined let them out share compare tell a friend give over the pain the worry the fear to that Unseen Power be quiet still listen It's there within It surrounds you Infinite Light and Love that's always been yours plug … Continue reading Whole
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