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You Donít Know What You've Got ĎTil Itís Gone

Posted on 07/21/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Every night, in my dreams, I walk around like an ordinary person. Then I awaken and I struggle to get up off the makeshift bed I've been using since my surgery. The realization that it is a blessing to be...

How To Pray In Just One Minute

Posted on 06/29/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
If you’ve ever been in a synagogue in your life, you know that a typical Jewish prayer service can go on for hours.But what about the average Jew who wants to find a way to connect with God through...

The God Experience

Posted on 06/26/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Years ago, long after I became A Serious Jew, I was talking to a friend about an apartment she was trying to rent. She and her husband loved the apartment, but the deal fell through at the last minute. I...

If You Will It, It Is No Drum

Posted on 06/20/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Arguably, the most famous dreamer in the Bible is Yosef (Joseph) who not only had big dreams of his own, but who was gifted with the ability to interpret, and also implement, the dreams of Pharaoh. The most...

Happy Jerusalem Day!

Posted on 05/21/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
Photo Credit: Sharon Marks Altshul of Real Jerusalem Streets If you look at any newspaper in the world, it certainly seems that there is no country more despised and reviled than Israel. Which is ironic,...

The Marital Cucumber Clue

Posted on 05/17/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
If I spend too much time spent on Facebook, my interpersonal sensitivities can get dulled. I sometimes find myself making snap judgements about others based on what they post or comments they write. I do not...

Watching Someone Die

Posted on 05/10/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Years ago, my husband and I went to be with a close friend as she sat at her mother's deathbed. It was there that I learned that, when we are in the presence of someone near death, Jewish tradition gives...

Thanking Our Friends

Posted on 05/03/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Israel
In synagogue this morning, the day after Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), my husband was discussing with a neighbor how each of them had spent the festive day. My husband and I had flagrantly...

Dancing With God

Posted on 04/25/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I expected Dancing with God: How to Connect with God Every Time You Pray to be like a dozen other books about Jewish prayer I’ve read that assume that the person praying is 1) male 2) Orthodox and 3)...

The Mutation of Antisemitism

Posted on 04/23/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
Right after Pesach ends, Israel enters into the "Yoms" - Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Rememberance Day), Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror), Yom HaAtzmaut...
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