Shabbat Shalom: Be Like Jacob. Be Like Hagar

Shabbat Shalom: Be Like Jacob. Be Like Hagar

Shabbat Shalom: Be Like Jacob. Be Like Hagar Blessed are You our God, Creator of the universe, who opens [the eyes of the] blind.  This daily prayer speaks to our blindness to the ills within ourselves and to those in our midst and the hope of being attuned to that...
Shabbat Shalom: To Every Thing There Is a Season

Shabbat Shalom: To Every Thing There Is a Season

Shabbat Shalom: To Every Thing There Is a Season Since the pandemic has forced us indoors, I’ve watched a tree outside my window bud, bloom, shimmer green, and now begin its winter slumber. The seasons change, and with them, so do our sensibilities. Spring, the month...
PJ Library

PJ Library

PJ Library Stories that bring us together. Something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children, and PJ Library provides the Jewish stories that can help your family talk about the values and traditions that are important to you. No...
Shabbat Shalom: Ours Is a Living Tradition

Shabbat Shalom: Ours Is a Living Tradition

Shabbat Shalom: Ours Is a Living Tradition It was 6:53 am in Los Angeles. Beth was seven and a half months pregnant and, up until that moment, everything felt possible. The phone rang. It was my mother. Panic stricken. “Turn on the TV. A plane crashed in New York.” A...
Shabbat Shalom: The Fruits of Our Harvest

Shabbat Shalom: The Fruits of Our Harvest

Shabbat Shalom: The Fruits of Our Harvest A seed, soil, and water—the elements are so simple; what results, so miraculous.  Science can explain how the individual components elegantly embody the totality of creation. But science falls short. It can analyze the...

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