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On Dreams- Shabbat Vayeitzei

“The perilous season is middle age.” So wrote pioneering educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody in 1838. Her letter goes on to describe middle age as a [...]

Thanksgiving and Rosh Hodesh

Haverim – A thought about Thanksgiving, Rosh Hodesh, and everyday gratitude: Each day begins with a prayer of thanks – modeh ani l’fanekha – I [...]

RELATABLE RIGHTEOUSNESS – SHABBAT NOAH 5780 (2019)

Daily, I trip over one of the middle blessings of the weekday ‘Amidah. .עַל הַצַּדִּיקִים וְעַל הַחֲסִידִים. וְעַל זִקְנֵי עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשרָאֵל. וְעַל פְּלֵיטַת סופְרֵיהֶם. וְעַל גֵּרֵי הַצֶּדֶק. וְעָלֵינוּ “May Your compassion, Adonai our God, flow to the righteous (tzaddikkim), the [...]

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