Could You Divide A Frozen Sea?

Snow falls in the Diaspora.Is each flake truly unique?The shattered shards of creation settle together.The droplets become the sea.The sparks return to One. This snow laden Diaspora.The view is magic– but are we too disparate?Does He watch the 613 from the 518, or the frenzied 212?Akiva dances into mind, but he is distant.“Sh’ma Yisrael…” asContinue reading “Could You Divide A Frozen Sea?”

Replace the Rhetoric, Please

I wish this post was unlike so many of the others that I have written in my short time publishing this blog. Last night we had a beautiful Chanukah celebration at our home. Family was here, and we ate traditional foods, played some fun games, lit the menorah, and simply spent joyous time together. LastContinue reading “Replace the Rhetoric, Please”

Watching Rockets From America

Tonight is the 4th night of Chanukah, and our family went over to my mother’s to light the candles and order Chinese food. Since it happens to be Christmas today, Chinese was the plan. We all know that Jews and Chinese food on Christmas are like latkes and applesauce. They just go together. As weContinue reading “Watching Rockets From America”

Chag Chanukah Sameach

Well, here comes the 25th day of the month of Kislev. This means the beginning of the 8 nights of Chanukah…Hanukkah…Hanukah…Hannuk AHHH! Well, however you want to spell it is fine with me, although I was told that the agreed upon spelling according to the Union for Reform Judaism is “Hanukkah.” So, I suppose IContinue reading “Chag Chanukah Sameach”

Straddling the Line: A Jewish Moment in America

Now that the sun has officially set on the weekend, and a brand new week of work and hustle bustle has begun, I figured it would be a nice time to write about my beautifully Jewish weekend, and what has stemmed as a result. Friday night was a wonderful Shabbat evening service. Our Temple honoredContinue reading “Straddling the Line: A Jewish Moment in America”

Judaism is Enough: A Holiday Reminder

This topic is going to pop up more and more as our society moves into what we call “the holiday season.” There is no way to include every disparate opinion on this matter, so, since I have claimed this blog as my own, I will simply share mine. A friend’s recent Facebook post provided theContinue reading “Judaism is Enough: A Holiday Reminder”