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It now seems like years ago that we were grieving not being in-person for our Passover seders, and dreaming up creative, safer alternatives to large gatherings of family and friends. Now, many of us … more
This week, we read the story of Noah and the flood. You might be familiar with it as a cute kid’s story about finding two of each animal and bringing them into a giant boat. Or perhaps you … more
“2715 Hits Eclipsed by One Miss” read the headline in the sports section  eulogizing baseball great Bill Buckner this past spring. The mishap in Game 6 of the ’86 World … more
For the “time of our rejoicing,” as the Rabbis like to call Sukkot, the holiday has a curious custom.  On the Sabbath of Sukkot, the nihilistic book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) is … more
In this week’s parashah, representatives from each of the twelve tribes are chosen to scout out the land of Canaan.  These emissaries are sent into the Holy Land to do reconnaissance … more
Recently, a local Catholic church welcomed a medical doctor, Michelle Cretella, to speak about the health of transgender children. On the surface, this is wonderful. Religious conviction demands … more
On seder nights, after the fourth cup of wine, we always try to sing “Chad Gadya.” It’s a silly, deep song about a little goat that my abba bought for two zuzim. This year, … more
Lag B’Omer – the Hebrew letters lamed and gimel represent the numerical equivalent of 33, and so Lag B’Omer is a shorthand way of referring to the 33rd day of the 50-day count … more