A little over a year ago, a few friends and I hosted a women's circle to celebrate our bride-to-be friend Carrie. I never blogged about it although I got permission, because I don't feel like I can capture its meaning and beauty in words. But, I'll share our introductory words and the format in case… Continue reading A Modern Mikvah
My friend Valerie and I were biking back to Clinton Hill from Williamsburg. It was evening; she wanted to take the Wythe route through the Jewish part of the neighborhood, as it was better lit and less hilly. I noticed a woman in a traditional white long sleeve blouse, long black skirt, and tights signaling… Continue reading The Jew, the Jew, and the Gentile
The more we love someone, the more that is on the line if that relationship were to fail. The more we let someone in to who we really are, the more fodder they have access to if they were to try to hurt us. The more a parent loves a child, the harder it will… Continue reading
It’s Yom Kippur again, and I am reflecting on the last year. There’s certainly been a lot I’ve done well, a lot I haven’t, and some things I just couldn’t change. I would like to take this opportunity to ask forgiveness from those who I have wronged this year and to work on being more… Continue reading
The Anti-Defamation League has a new blog dedicated to providing inside access to their work and perspective on some of critical issues our country faces including extremism, anti-Semitism, and racism. Their posts are thoroughly researched and linked, and provides a helpful lens to recognize and understand the bigotry that is unfortunately still very present in… Continue reading Access ADL
Ultimately, deepening our character is about who we can become as much as what we do. Joshua Troderma
We met a few years back at the [Goldberg] Passover seder…I believe you played God… An intro email received by Don. Sincerely hilarious.
The Maccabeats present Candlelight. A cappella is funny. How they filmed this is funny. The lyrics are cheesy and funny. Don’t read into it more than you should, and you’ll (hopefully) enjoy. Happy Hanukkah, everyone!(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
Heartland Brewery: joke, or serious? Very curious your bar mitzvah flow of business.
I cannot find either of these games on Boardgame Geek (my authority on board games), but I saw them today while walking through Williamsburg. There has definitely been an evolution in ‘mainstream’ boardgames (the ones we all know: Monopoly, Connect 4, Chutes and Ladders, etc.) to depict a more racially diverse crew of kids on… Continue reading