Category Archives: family

Kol Nidre sermon and sermon song

It took a  little longer than I’d planned, however here is a video of my Kol Nidre sermon, Embrace the “And” and the sermon song “Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein sung by MY SISTER, the cantorial soloist. This video was … Continue reading

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Embrace the “And”

“Embrace the “And”,” my sermon for Kol Nidre 5779 is below. The part of the river used as a mikveh for ritual immersion was situated high atop a steep hill on the outskirts of Premishlan. When the road leading up to it … Continue reading

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Count Your Marbles: Honor Jewish Time

This is the sermon I delivered on Erev Rosh Hashanah 5775 at Temple Beth Hillel.

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Happy birthday, Mom

Today would have been MY MOM’s 70th birthday. I am so grateful that MY SISTER and I had a professional photographer take these photos at her 65th birthday celebration. We knew they woudl be a treasure, we could never have … Continue reading

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Red alert

There is so much to say and so much being said about what is happening in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. Two days ago I downloaded an app called “Red Alert” that lets you know (you can set the … Continue reading

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The graduate

Today begins an exciting weekend for my family. MY SISTER is graduating! She worked INCREDIBLY hard, going to school, completing clinical hours all while working full time.  MY SISTER will be (after the ceremony tonight I will say is) a marriage … Continue reading

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Change #blogelul

I have written many times before about Women of the Wall, most recently here The group will not meet on Rosh Hashanah, however there will be an incredible 25th anniversary celebration in Jerusalem for Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Here is the … Continue reading

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Remember #blogelul

Today I performed the mitzvah of comforting the bereaved. I attended the funeral for a colleague’s mother. While I was at the cemetery I went to visit my paternal grandparents grave. Grandma and Papa were amazing grandparents. MY SISTER, my … Continue reading

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Having it all

I wrote about having it all, here. Check it out! Thanks Busy Since Birth for the opportunity.

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Light one candle…

1 Kislev, today on the Hebrew calendar, marks the 12th yartzeit (anniversary) of my GRANDMA’s death. Today I choose to remember my GRANDMA as the woman who could get down on one knee to pose for a picture in awesome … Continue reading

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