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Don’t Just Mark the Jewish Holidays, Mark the Jewish Intervals

We need to be able to rest and recover from one run in order to perform at our best at the next one.

Counting for a Heart of Wisdom

Passover, Shavuot and counting the Omer of change.

Life After Redemption: Why Counting the Omer Is A Quintessential Jewish Experience

I also think this is but one of many different ways we can dedicate ourselves to deriving spiritual nourishment from these 49 days.

Like God, I Am Prismatic

Although it might be awkward to articulate the breadth and depth of human qualities we aspire to, it is not ...

What It Means to Graduate

Mazel Tov, Young Graduates! You’ve done it! Your hard work has paid off. We put hoop after hoop in front ...

A Multi-faith Tree of Incomparable Beauty

Recently, a new artisan storefront opened near my Main Street home. As I like to support local artisans, I wandered ...

A Jewish Obsession With Counting

Maybe you can relate. For the last few months I’ve attached a small device that counts my every step. At ...

Meandering Towards Revelation

As I strolled through the greenhouses at Longwood Gardens the other day, brilliant blossoms of yellow and white and blue ...

OM(er)G: What’s With the Beards?

There’s been some pretty intense facial hair around the ISJL office lately. If you stopped by in May, you might ...

A Taste of Eternity: Letters from the Front

The fifth of the Ten Commandments states: Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in ...