healing

Singing the February Blues

February is the shortest month of the year, yet to me it always feels like the longest. There is something ...

Who Needs This Bar Mitzvah Anyway?

It was dry inside the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C.’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. The audience for the 22nd Washington Jewish Film ...

The Power of Blessing Someone

What is in the power of a name? Why is naming someone in prayer so sacred and moving? I will ...

The role of music in the healing of Gabrielle Giffords

Yesterday morning, in a weekly class on Jewish mysticism that I teach in the local community, we were concluding our ...