A few people shared Kate Bowler’s recent NY Times article, "The Perilous Power of the Preacher’s Wife" with me. Yesterday’s long car ride to the natural springs in 🇮🇱 Northern Israel provided the perfect opportunity. Kate, your article left a strong impression on me and I’m sure many others. So I was thinking... 🙋🏻♀️ Let’s Discuss 🤔 Love to discuss some of the issues raised with you, Kate Bowler 🙏🙏🙏 , our Facebook community, friends that I daven next … [Read more...] about The Preacher’s Wife – Let’s Discuss
8 years later אנה ה׳ אלקי. כבר עברו וחלפו ימים ושנים אקר עלה לרצון לפניך לקחת היקרה השמימה מעל פני האדמה. 8 years ago You stood on the step stool, hung Sukkah decorations, and joyfully prepared for the Chag. Unbeknownst to all of us, the last mitzvah you would perform. Tragically, our final memory. 8 years later We honor your memory, by standing on the same step stool and hanging Sukkah decorations, joyfully preparing for the Chag. Today and every day We strive to emulate … [Read more...] about 8 Years Later – We Remember
״שֶׁשָּׁם עָלוּ שְׁבָטִים שִׁבְטֵי־יָהּ עֵדוּת לְיִשְׂרָאֵל לְהֹדוֹת לְשֵׁם יְהֹוָה׃כִּי שָׁמָּה יָשְׁבוּ כִסְאוֹת לְמִשְׁפָּט כִּסְאוֹת לְבֵית דָּוִיד׃שַׁאֲלוּ שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם יִשְׁלָיוּ אֹהֲבָיִךְ׃ “Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; May those who love you be at peace.” (Psalms 122 2-6) 🇮🇱 The Star of David waving in front of Temple Mount. The blast of the shofar piercing the Jerusalem skyline. The nations of the world gathering in person and participating in the live … [Read more...] about On the Wings of Eagles
Innocently, I opened the email from my daughter’s school. Expecting to find a procedural email discussing the first day, school supplies or even horrid dress code rules. Instead, the words, “our student” “daven (pray)”, מצב קשה, and Hadassah Ein Kerem jumped from the text. Stepping on that ELAL plane, 11 years ago, we brought to life our biblical prophecies. Nefesh B'Nefesh, August 19, 2008 For 11 years, we have been blessed to dance, cry, sing, and pray with our fellow sisters and … [Read more...] about Eleven Years of High Energy Living, Singing and Praying
Excuse me Ma’am - would you prefer a female nurse. Yes. I appreciate your sensitivity. Excuse me, Ma’am, would you prefer to discuss personal matters regarding your menstrual cycle and your marital bedroom with a female counselor? Yes. I appreciate your sensitivity. Excuse me Ma’am - would you like a closer seat to better hear the speaker? Yes. I appreciate your sensitivity. Thank you Sharon Weiss-Greenberg for continuing to introduce me to … [Read more...] about Ezras Nashim – How Can We Make You Feel Comfortable?
This past week, I found myself traveling "Back to the Future". On Sunday, Dov and I drove to the Dead Sea, beta-testing awesome locations to be included in the Ultimate Trip Guide for Purim. Our first stop was to the past, to the first Beit Hamikdash, with Guy Erlich smelling the Balm of Gilead, the perfume used to anoint the Kohanim. Afterward, the time machine transported us to the future, and we witnessed the preparation of the perfumes used in the coronation of the Kohanim in the Third … [Read more...] about Back to the Future