Jewish Spirituality

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(Thanks)giving — A Thanksgiving for the Rest of the Year

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, Thanksgiving gathers us with family and friends, inviting us to reflect gratefully on our blessings. For ...

Don’t Wait for the Angels to Send you a Message

Last September, one of the kindest and loveliest of my friends and colleagues was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ...

China as Sinai and Parakeets on the Roof: The Important Spiritual Art of Jewish Bloopers

I’ll never forget that time I taught the first line of this week’s Torah portion (B’midbar). One English translation begins, “God spoke ...

The Fifth Question: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

“Can you hear me now?” In the famous TV advertisement about cellular phone service, it’s what the eyeglass-wearing geek clad in a ...

Seeing Bigger

Travel in your mind to the top of our atmosphere, where Earth’s envelope of life-giving oxygen and nitrogen blends into the cold vacuum of ...

From Sigh to Song: A Way Toward Freedom

Jews are a People of the Book; Jews also are a People of the Song. In fear, poverty, war and exile, song packed light and ...

Approaching “Niddah” with Radical Openness

I am learning the laws of niddah, laws that relate to menstruation and sexuality, with a group of women. It has ...

The Divine Dance of Forgiveness

This weekend (September 4-5, 2015) traditionally brings the Selichot service of inner awareness and penitence in readiness for the High Holy ...

Total Immersion: How I Found New Meaning in an Ancient Ritual

Ten of us walked to the creek, each one carrying her own trepidation, confusion, and curiosity. We represented different approaches ...