Blessing My Bended Knees-A Poem

Blessing My Bended Knees-A Poem

This past week, I participated in a Ritualwell class with Alden Solovy on “Writing From One Word of Torah.” I distilled 3 stream-of-consciousness prompts on the word “Baruch/Berekh,” the root of which can mean “blessing’ and...

Re’eh: See the Blessing

Image: Nahant Sunrise from image.org Re’eh: See the Blessing by Dr. Nechama Liss-Levinson The portion Re’eh, chock full of statutes and commandments, begins with the word re’eh, sometimes translated as “behold,” but I prefer the translation “see.” And what are we...
Vayehi: Jacob’s End-of-Life Wisdom

Vayehi: Jacob’s End-of-Life Wisdom

Photo Credit: flicker.com/salvadhor Parashat Vayehi – Jacob’s End-of-Life Wisdom Reb Simcha Paull Raphael Ph.D. At the end of Genesis the life long journey of the illustrious patriarch Jacob comes to an end. Surrounded by his extended family, Jacob dies, he “was...
Toldot: Because Labels Are For Cans

Toldot: Because Labels Are For Cans

sale-shelf-old-cans-food-162927.jpeg (6000×4000) (pexels.com) When I was growing up, perhaps in middle or high school, I remember having conversations with my friends about how we would never bring children into a world that was so messed up; we were dealing with race...
Nitzavim: What Difference Will We Make?

Nitzavim: What Difference Will We Make?

In this week’s Torah reading, Nitzavim, Moses speaks to the assembled Israelies, nitzavim hayom kul’chem lifnay Ado-nai elo-haychem… l’ov-r’kha biv’rit Ado-nai elo-hecha “standing here today, together, in front of the Lord your God, to enter into the covenant with the...

Pin It on Pinterest