Shabbat

A Powerful Woman

As this summer, and this Jewish year wind down, I’m completing the painting and writing for my fourth illuminated book ...

Would Oliver Sacks Call Himself “Religious”?

Oliver Sacks is one of the most respected scientists today. The author of many best-selling books on the brain, he ...

The Mystery of Those Mini Kiddush Cups

I’ve made Kiddush in synagogue social halls countless times. Most of my life I stood there holding a humble plastic ...

Weekend at the Beach

In the Beginning, the friendship of three rabbis was created and nurtured at an annual Rabbis Without Borders alumni retreat.My plan was to enjoy a ...

Summer with the Hasidim: An Encounter with Jewish Pluralism

I have a secret to share. Some of the most nonjudgmental and welcoming Jews I have ever met have been ...

Two Cheesy Summer Salads Straight from the Farmer’s Market

My husband and I often joke that he is not allowed to do the grocery shopping, and I am not ...

The Great Nondairy Ice Cream Taste Test

Non-dairy ice cream. Oxymoron? Perhaps. But for those who keep kosher and want to enjoy a creamy treat after a meat ...

Praying For My Children After Charleston

Week after week, I light two small candles. I move behind my children and put one hand on each of ...

Lemon and Herb Roast Potatoes with Harissa Mayo

I love roasted potatoes for Friday night, but sometimes they can get a bit boring. Of course you can dress up your potatoes with ...

(Rock) Climbing to the World to Come

A few months ago, even though I’m afraid of heights, I joined the local rock gym. No, I had never ...

Crossing the Bridge

We are walking along a busy, suburban street that runs mostly parallel to the highway connecting our town to the ...

Your Jewish Future: Investing Is for More than Just Your Stock Portfolio

The American Jewish community is getting older. There is a graying of the Jewish community that is happening across the ...