Potty Humor. Potty Prayer.
Posted on 09/17/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
At least in our culture, children seem to naturally think that the human digestive system is funny. When our own children were little, we read them two books about how normal human digestion is. One was called...
The Rosh Hashanah Table
Posted on 09/16/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
No matter where you are on the religious scale, you still eat dinner on Rosh Hashana. You may have a quick dinner of left overs or an elaborate dinner on a white table cloth, but you still eat dinner. So,...
Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality
Posted on 09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the Torah is an important and difficult one, as we need not look far to witness the immense...
Have a Good Day!
Posted on 09/09/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I recently went to a hospital for a regular appointment at a specialty clinic. As I walked through the foyer of the hospital a young girl handed me a chocolate bar with a note saying, “Get better soon!...
With God In The Elevator
Posted on 09/08/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
Many years ago, I was living in suburban Baltimore with my family. An old friend had made aliyah about five years before. She and her husband were looking for a new apartment and had found something they...
Seeking God – and Losing Him
Posted on 09/05/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD Øåá÷ùúí îùí àú ä àìå÷éê åîöàú ëé úãøùðå áëì ìááê åáëì ðôùêØ – ãáøéí ã ëè “From there you will seek God, your God, and you will find Him - if you seek Him with all your heart and with all...
Dr. Seuss Questions
Posted on 09/01/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
Dr. Seuss asks children if they rather be a cat or a dog. My question is if you would rather pray in a brand new synagogue or an ancient one? The new one is modern and airy, probably with lots of light. The...
Racism, Ethiopian Jewry, and the Red Sea Diving Resort
Posted on 09/01/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
The critics are correct. Netflix’s new movie The Red Sea Diving Resort about the covert Israeli mission to rescue thousands of Jewish Ethiopian refugees is predictable, generic, and all around much less...
A Blessing of Appreciation upon “Surviving”
Posted on 09/01/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
The Talmud (Berachot 54b) states that based upon four extremely dangerous situations listed in Psalms 107, any individual who has experienced an overt, life-threatening situation and survived, should give...
Crying Out To God
Posted on 08/27/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
My five-year-old grandson stayed overnight with me recently. He woke up in the night wanting his mommy and daddy. I am sure that this summer there were lots of children staying over at grandparents, or in...
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