By Marlene Burns Counting of the Omer, “Sefirat HaOmer,” is the ritual performed for the 49 days between the second day of Passover and the next festival of Shavuot. Each day, we count and remember the sheaf of grain that was offered during Temple times. This period not only marks the beginning of the barley … Continue reading Jewish Art & Authenticity
By Alitza Joy Adler I would like to share with you the story of how I feel that G-d’s hand has been ever present in my life. As a young girl, I absolutely loved it when my mother would read to me Bible stories each night from an old, dilapidated storybook. My favorite of all … Continue reading Finding Faith on the Farm
We began to search for alternative ways to help our child, and we found the GAPS diet.
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!