If you’re reading this, you may know me as funny, but you don’t know me as sad, lost, listless. In the last year and a half I’ve been busy making myself known as a comedian in the Messianic world, but like most comedians and more than three million American adults, I struggle with depression and … Continue reading How Could I Be Lost When You Have Called Me Found? By Jami Robins
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
Most people view the New Year as a fresh beginning: a time to make a conscious effort for a healthier lifestyle, or to commit to more time with HaShem. For me, this time of year conjures, rather than a list of resolutions, a desire to reflect on the past and get a glimpse of what … Continue reading The Discipline of Devotions by Janet H.
One thing I love about the cycle of the Jewish calendar is that it offers so many opportunities for introspection and recommitment to what is important. G-d constantly calls us to teshuvah - to return to his ways and his word. At Passover, as we clean the chametz from our houses, we examine our hearts … Continue reading New Year, Renewed Priorities
Last night was the first night of Chanukah and Jewish people around the world lit the first candles in their menorahs. We cannot say exactly when the tradition of lighting a menorah at Chanukah started, but the holiday itself was instituted by the Maccabees in 138 BCE and is referenced in many ancient writings. It … Continue reading The Tradition of Chanukah by Jennifer Caracelo
With Hanukkah approaching, there is a divine reality constantly present in our pondering within the Jewish world–– miracles. This world has limitations, or at least perceived limitations. When we look at the world around us, things often seem so overwhelmingly impossible. We loose sight of the divine reality that our God is so much bigger. … Continue reading Miracle of Miracles by Danielle Tokajer
The sky was inky black, the stars shone brightly above us and the wind blew my hair straight up in the air. We watched as sparks flew up into the dark night, as the glassblowers created something out of nothing. It was amazing to see how the glassblowers would roll the hot glass, blowing it … Continue reading Dancing Alone by Diana Levine