Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer is a practice of mindfulness. On the one hand, counting each of the days from Passover until Shavuot seems effortless; sticking with it involves a consciousness, a… Read More »

Lag B’Omer

What is Lag B’Omer and Why Celebrate It?   In Judaism, we have no shortage of holidays. We have major holidays such as Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover… Read More »

This Traveler’s Prayer

I am a pretty easy traveler, in that I can sleep in almost any mode of transportation – which is good since I am somewhat prone to motion sickness.  John… Read More »

Singing and S’mores in the Sukkah! Yum –

Singing and S’mores in the Sukkah–How does this all fit together, you might wonder.  Well, food, music and relationship are all integral and interrelated in Judaism. Jews and food are… Read More »