״בשבילי נברא העולם״ “For my sake the world was created.” -Rabbi Nachman Dear friends, This is a love letter to everyone who feels like they don’t belong. Thank you … Continue reading You Belong Here
“We kindle these lights [to commemorate] the saving acts, miracles and wonders which You have performed for our forefathers, in those days at this time…” Behold, a meditation on this … Continue reading Kindle
Tonight, we took my husband’s grandparents—survivors of the Soviet Union—to see The Fiddler on the Roof. They sacrificed everything to come here for the chance of living a Jewish life. … Continue reading Light
This is my love letter to a month of active participation, in preparation for a holiday that equally thrills and overwhelms me: Simchat Torah. Definition: Tishrei: The first month of … Continue reading Active Participation
It’s the Eve of Rosh Hashana. I did not intend to write anything today, but a wind of inspiration hit me somewhere in between my head-less chicken run around in … Continue reading Sprout
For today’s lesson, I want you to tap into the stubbornness you steadfastly held onto when as a child. Be unmoving, remain rooted and firm in the earth. I challenge … Continue reading …I don’t want to!
It’s Hashem’s world, we’re just living in it. I find it really difficult to remind myself of the above, especially when the going gets tough (and oddly enough, also when … Continue reading Om…?
I have a love-hate relationship with instruction manuals. I love the stability they offer, the 1-2-3 step process with a set goal and objective in mind. But, I hate that … Continue reading Instructions Not Included
Elul is here. You know what that means…it’s time for inspiration overload! Elul: The last month of the Jewish calendar. Is used as a time to gain necessary perspective of … Continue reading The Inspiration Paradox
Today’s lesson is brought to you by the letter R, for resilience. But first, a vocabulary lesson. Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulty. My definition? Recovering, period. To … Continue reading Bubble Wrap