Shabbat

Shabbat Recipe Roundup

It’s almost time for Purim, so no better way to start Shabbat than with this creative recipe for Hamantaschen Challah!I ...

Shabbat Recipe Round-Up

Its the Shabbat before the Superbowl, and it’s probably time to make sure you get in a few extra servings ...

Give Your Brain a Rest

Generally, our minds have no problem with coming up with lots of ideas — it’s fairly easy for us to ...

Remembering Debbie… one year on

On January 9, 2011, a sweet singer of Israel, Debbie Friedman, passed away.  While her Hebrew yahrzeit is at the ...

Today I am a Woman

In the few months since our book was published, women of different ages have come up to us with stories ...

The Holiness of Vacation

Every Thursday afternoon at my yeshiva college in Queens my Gemara rebbe (teacher of Talmud) would offer a short thought ...

The Ultimate Jewish Staycation

For the first time in years, my husband and I have chosen to take a staycation.  Our parents and siblings ...

Sweet and Sour

In my grandparents’ homes, as in the shtetlach from whence they came, the food was sweet and sour – just ...

People First

It’s been an interesting couple of months here in New Jersey. First, in August, an earthquake rocked us, and while ...

The Jewish Message

Earlier this week, Tom Fields-Meyer wrote about reading and thinking about books and took a look at autism and God. He has been ...

Ten Hours in the Life of a Rabbi Without Borders

Twenty early morning souls relax into the padded cushions that line the basement of the Washington Center for Consciousness Studies. I ...