joy

Perhaps the Power is in Our Hands

Who in this day and age is free of worry? Anxiety is at it all time high in this country. ...

Why Are Joy’s Eyes Blue?

My wife makes fun of me when we watch Pixar movies, because whenever I see Up or the Toy Story trilogy or ...

Can We Be Commanded to Be Happy?

Tonight begins the 8-day festival of Sukkot (7 days in Israel and in the American Reform movement). One of the ...

The Season of Our Newborn Joy

At the end of the Day of Atonement we petition: “Breathe into me of Your spirit, and I will live ...

Knock, Knock — Your Evidence is Here

The Big Bang has always evoked a sense of mystery, awe and curiosity among scientists and laypeople alike. But while the ...

Joy as an Answer to Death

“How do I go on?”  I was asked recently at a service following the death of a beautiful woman in ...

Somebody’s Getting Married… Under the Chuppah!

Only this Jewish woman – this devoted, active, works-in-the Jewish community Jewish woman! – would meet and marry a man named ...

The Expansiveness of Joy on Sukkot

Think about an activity you love to do that gives you a good challenge. Maybe it’s playing tennis. Maybe it’s ...

The Extraordinary Within the Ordinary

“There is nothing new under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 1:9. A High Holiday Prayer, as I imagine it, of a beloved, ...