We make our homes as comfortable and customized to our likes as we can. For women we call it nesting. For men, our castle. For children home is supposed to be a shelter, and refuge. Home is supposed to be … Read More

The tradition of Tashlikh has no obvious roots in the Torah, yet many people tell me it is the most profound spiritual change they have ever experienced. There is something profound in putting action into our intention. The special prayers … Read More

As we are revisiting 9-11, a day of tragedy, and Parsha Ha’azinu, a song that G~d rules supreme over everything, it brings to mind how fragile we all are. Life is tenuous. Yet we have confidence in G~d, in what … Read More

Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech (Standing – He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9 – 31:30 Are you just standing around, or are you going somewhere? Are you looking at life, or participating in life? Are you a passenger in the boat, or at the … Read More

Jewish Spirituality? This was an almost unknown thing where I grew up, in a Conservative Jewish Synagogue community. The “spiritual” Jews were the Hasidic Jews, very far from our Conservative ways. Spiritual yes, weird yes, orthodox yes, confined yes. Yet … Read More

1 Prayer – Tools 1.1 Siddur Eit Ratzon – Expanded Version – Red – on Amazon $38 with shipping 1.2 Praying for a location to meet regularly, Philippines. 2 Fall Feasts calendar review – on 2.1 Rosh Hashanah and Yom … Read More

Parsha Outline 5770 – Parsha Shof’tim (judges) – D’varim (Deuteronomy) 16:18 – 21:9 PaRDeS Pshat (literal), Remez (Allegorical), Drash (application), Sod (mystical)   1 Prayer – Tools 1.1 Siddur Eit Ratzon – Expanded Version – Red – on Amazon $38 … Read More