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The Gifts of Being A Certain Age

Posted on 10/22/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
A few months ago, I wrote about turning a new age. Four months later, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that I am this new age.Last week, I was in the car with a wise friend of...

An Introduction to the Talmud_Part 3_Tips for Starting Your Talmudic Journey

Posted on 10/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is part three in a series: An Introduction to the Talmud. For part 1 click here. For part 2 click here. There is a famous story in the Talmud of a young and poor Hillel who wanted to learn Torah but was...

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...

An Introduction to the Talmud - Part 2 - What Is In the Talmud?

Posted on 10/02/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is part two in a series: An Introduction to the Talmud. For part 1 click here What is the earliest time in the evening to say the nightly prayer of Shema? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why did...

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...

An Introduction to the Talmud - Part 1 History

Posted on 09/26/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
“Where does the Talmud start?” she asked. “What?” I responded, asking her to clarify the question. “Are you talking about the historical context, geographical, temporal,...

Punishing children for their parents’ sins

Posted on 09/20/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
You know the story. The Jews are waiting down at the base of Mt. Sinai for Moshe to bring down the tablets. The people become anxious - seemingly losing faith in Moshe’s promise to return - and build a...

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...
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