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?”

Holidays, Holiness, and Patience: Lessons From Jacob

Many will meet over the coming weekend and subsequent weeks for Thanksgiving and the various winter holidays in America. This year, in its all too familiar and unprecedented fashion, has come complete with a caveat. We are being advised to hunker down; avoid large gatherings, and celebrate only with immediate family members whom we areContinue reading “Holidays, Holiness, and Patience: Lessons From Jacob”

Joseph: Dreamer, Coat-Wearer, Wheat-Collector

This week’s parshah from the Torah is Vayeshev, which translates to “and he lived.” While I don’t generally use this blog as a weekly Torah study or discussion (there are plenty of scholars and rabbis who beat me to the punch), I think that this particular week’s portion is worth talking about, if not onlyContinue reading “Joseph: Dreamer, Coat-Wearer, Wheat-Collector”