L-rd of the Universe, who reigned before the birth of any thing - When by His will all things were made then was His name proclaimed King. And when all things shall cease to be He alone will reign in awe. He was, He is, and He shall be glorious for evermore. He is One, … Continue reading Adon Olam by Roni Bernstein
Hello. My name is Jami, I’m about to turn 34, and I actually enjoy being single. I know that’s pretty much unheard of in this day and age, but it’s true. Save for the first few years of my teenage existence, I have pretty much always been totally fine being single. But I’ve also always … Continue reading Singleness by Jami Robins
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