Elul

Elul Explorations From Southern Celebrants

Thoughts from Jackson, Mississippi, during the Days of Awe

From Hatred to Courage: When a Shofar Becomes Political

The hatred was palpable – hard to believe that we all read the same Torah

Charlottesville, the Eclipse and My Kippah Problem

I am not doing it to be a lightning rod, but rather, to be a light-bearer, a teacher, a source of reassurance.

Don’t Wait for the Angels to Send you a Message

Last September, one of the kindest and loveliest of my friends and colleagues was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ...

When Mercy Seasons Justice

A Daniel come to judgement! yea, a Daniel! The Merchant of Venice, IV.i.218Shylock’s triumphant interjection is an overt, if ironic, ...

Just Saying No to The Container Store

I’ve learned my lesson. I’m just saying no to The Container Store.The Container Store is an amazing place. They stock ...

Elul-Leigh County Women

“I don’t want your Paradise, I don’t want your World to Come, I want only You—You alone.” —Rabbi Schneur Zalman ...

The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

If you had walked into Washington D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza on the morning of January 12, 2007, you would have been ...

Goals and Hopes During Elul

It’s the most magical time of the year.And it’s not Christmas.It’s Elul!I love the month of Elul because it is ...

(Outside) The Gates Of Prayer

On Shabbat, the 2nd of Av, about a week before Jews across the world fasted to mourn the destruction of ...