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The Book of Genesis Lays a Foundaton

Posted on 10/20/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
My grandfather used to tell me with prideHow his parents came to Canada to reside.It was very hard for them he would tellAnd inside me a special pride would swell.This was not just a story of a pioneer My...

Red Lights & Judaism

Posted on 10/13/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Sometimes I like to stop at red lights. That might seem weird, but think about it for a minute. Sometimes you want to pick up something that fell by your feet, or start WAZE on your phone, or even adjust a...

Jewish Training Wheels

Posted on 10/06/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
On Rosh Hashana, at one of our meals, an interesting question was posed. Why do we have so many holidays bunched together: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot? Would it not be more effective to have them...

The Score Board of Life

Posted on 10/02/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I was sitting in a gymnasium and saw the score board. It hit me that I don’t know if I’m the home team or the visitor. Am I the visitor and God the home team? Or, since I live in Israel, the land...

G-d's Elevator Speech

Posted on 09/26/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
Do you have an elevator speech? In case you are not familiar with elevator speeches they are the thirty second pitch that you give to get noticed. It is called an elevator speech or pitch because it is meant...

Are You Using the Right Card

Posted on 09/22/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
In order to enter the offices of my health care provider I have to use a magnetic card to open the door. Last time that I went to open the door, it didn’t work. I tried again making sure that the...

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,...

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!...

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...

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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