Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sukkot 2010

When we speak of Sukkat Shlomecha, we usually translate that as the Sukka of  Your Peace.  But Shalom, peace is a subset and consequence of the real root of the word, Shalem, whole.  So we can retranslate the phrase to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Rosh HaShana

There are at least two New Year lessons that are universal. One is the importance of letting go, especially of grudges and anger acquired over the last year, an emotional housecleaning called forgiveness. Be sure to include yourself among those … Continue reading

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My Inner Reality, March 2010

A mantra, a meditation, a reminder of what’s behind this entire Jewish enterprise. We exist to be loved because the dominant “flavor” of God is love and it must be dynamic and flow in order to flower.  And while there … Continue reading

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God’s Trust in Us

As the rhythm and theme of the Jewish year flows from past setbacks, failures and disasters typified by Tisha B’Av to looking forward to Rosh HaShana and the promise of the future, I personally find it a lot “easier” to … Continue reading

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INVITATION TO STUDY

We commonly say that there are seventy faces to the Torah, but it’s also been taught that there are six hundred thousand interpretations of every passage, perhaps of every one of the six hundred thousand letters of the Torah. We … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Channukah 2005 The Short Program

Here’s a simple idea to celebrate Channukah, at least one of the eight nights: After you light your candle(s), sit quietly and let everything on your mind slip away. When they’re all gone, all that’s left is nothing. Into this … Continue reading

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Rosh HaShana II One Hamster at a Time

We seem overwhelmed with disasters. Hurricanes, Famine, Genocide, Wars and Chaos. A surge in oligarchies, economic and social polarization. The problems seem insurmountable. What effect can my individual effort have? With an albeit romanticized legacy of mass marches, protests and … Continue reading

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