Tonight I pray for the State of Israel. And I pray in dismay and worry, having heard the statement from the Prime Minister, broadcast around the world: We are willing to become smaller, so we don’t have to think bigger; we would rather cover the bud than take this chance to bloom.
I hope your Pesach preparations are going well! If you’re ready to pull out the post-it’s and prepare to lead your own seder, here’s a list of Haggadah suggestions, from most in-depth to most simple… Read the rest of this entry »
Our hearts go out to our neighbors in the Shipley School community who mourn the tragic death of Cayman Naib. Jewish wisdom teaches us that we are all created in God’s image, that every life has inherent value and the highest mitzvah–obligation–is to save a life. We are taught compassion for all of those of suffer and struggle with depression and for their families. And we are taught that if ever we can save a life, it is as if we save the entire world.
For some, the loss of this young man may become a time to deepen understanding and seek support around suicide. Here are some general resources as well as an article below from a Jewish author: Read the rest of this entry »
Once aPUN a time
King OSH-KOSH of the UNITED KINGDOM was HAVANA good time .
PEKING toasted ; ” YEMEN , SERB up SAMOA wine . let’s TAIWAN on . ”
The tipsy king asked Queen Vashti : ” KENYA dance the hoo-chee koo-chee . . without your NEW JERSEY ? ”
Vashti shouted : ” NORWAY ! :
PEKING ordered : ” You CONGO . ”
After she GHANA way , PEKING’s men went ROMAN for a YOUNGSTOWN girl .
PEKING SPOKAN said to Esther : ” On a scale of one-to-ten , you’re the only TENNESSEE .
I’d like to CZECH YOU OUT . ”
The Super Bowl was the number one watched program of all time in the US with almost 115 million viewers. Now this may be because you wanted to watch the ads or the halftime show with Katy Perry, but I would guess, that like me, many of you are football fans.
As you know, I am from Boston and a passionate New England sports fan. So, I should be on cloud nine right now, as the Patriots just won their 4th Super Bowl. I am pretty psyched – come on, an interception on the 1 yard line with 20 seconds to go – it was amazing. Yet, it is with mixed emotions that I reflect on this year’s Super Bowl and really this entire NFL season. How do I, as a moral person, continue to support as league that has disappointed me in so many ways.