Practices

Preparing for Passover with Poetry and Dance

Poetry and dance to share and inspire at your Passover seder.

I Am Not Afraid

Are you afraid of things that go bump in the night? I was, but I’ve been taking a course — well, ...

Rosh Hashanah: Get Woke

During the High Holiday period, we expect a great deal from ourselves. Putting aside the business of material holiday preparation ...

Plans for a Successful Inclusive Southern School Year

  Each year all of the religious schools that make up our ISJL education network gather in Jackson, MS for ...

Passover, Then and Now

Pesach (Passover) is my favorite holiday. I enjoy reading about the journey from slavery to freedom and the journey of ...

Just Curious…

I can recall, apparently with terrific inaccuracy, hearing a kindergarten story about an incorrigible feline who poked his nose into ...

Bsisa: A Tasty Tradition To Begin The Passover Season

What is the best way to usher in the Passover season? Not with handwringing and housecleaning, but with celebration, blessing ...

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim

And what is a drinking party without drinking songs? As in other Jewish communities, drinking alcohol was part of the ...

Breaking the Cycle of Unwelcome in Jewish Life

For many of us going to a new synagogue or Jewish environment is tough. We spend time beforehand wondering if ...

Accumulating Things Or, Then Again … Nothing

We read in Pirke Avot, the Ethics of the Sages: “Who is happy?” The answer: “The one who is satisfied ...