It’s time. I have been called out. I have been signaled. I have been awakened. It all started that first trip out of my homeland in May 2010. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry from UWF took a group of college kids out of their comfy, climate-controlled cubicles and plopped them into the sticky, buggy jungle of … Continue reading I Have Been Awakened by Catherine Currier
A friend of mine posted an article on Facebook the other day entitled, "Singled Out: How Churches Can Embrace Unmarried Adults." As a rebbitzen, I'm always trying to think outside my situation and looking to the needs within the congregational structure. Our synagogues are home to people of all walks and stages of life and … Continue reading Why Don’t We Revere Singleness?
You may or may not have heard the controversy swirling around a prominent pastor who recently taught a sermon series in which he basically said that we need to set aside Exodus through Malachi - that it was an old covenant that was replaced by Jesus. I'm not going to go into all the reasons … Continue reading The Shavuot Connection by Jennifer Caracelo
Have you heard the term "hiddur mitzvah"? It means Beautify or Enhance the Mitzvah - we should go above and beyond as we seek to fulfill a commandment of G-d. That is why we have such gorgeous objects in our synagogues and homes that we use to fulfill G-d's commandments surrounding our observance. The sages' … Continue reading Hiddur Mitzvah
Whether it’s losing weight, cutting back on spending, or increasing time with your family, there are always little things that each of us want to improve upon. Sometimes, these resolutions can be a bit more than we expect. We bite off a little more than we can chew. Especially in areas that we feel like … Continue reading Cultivating Habits by Mandie Greenberg Cook
You may have heard the saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." What may seem daunting and far off will never come any closer to being a reality unless you do something to make it happen. Just six months ago, Neshama was an idea, a maybe, a what if. It … Continue reading A Big Announcement!
Are you looking for something delicious to serve in your sukkah this year? Rebbitzen Candyce Hyslip shared a beautiful cake that has three of the seven species of Israel in it! Her food always looks lovely, but is also easy to make. Her blog is filled with recipes that will delight your eye and your … Continue reading Date Fig Cake by Candace Hyslip