Yigdal Elohim chai v'yishtabach nimtza v'ein et el m'tziuto. Echad v'ein yachid k'yichudo ne'lam v'gam ein sof l'achduto. Ein lo d'mut haguf v'eino guf lo na'aroch elav k'dushato. Kadmon l'chal davar asher nivra rishon v'ein reishit l'reishito. Hino adon olam l'chal notzar yoreh g'dulato umalchuto. Shefa n'vuato n'tano el anshei s'gulato v'tifarto. Lo kam b'Yisrael … Continue reading Yigdal by Roni Bernstein
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
There are certain spiritual truths, verses, concepts that stick with you - things that have seeped down into the deep recesses of your heart. They become the foundation of your faith in G-d, the unshakeable knowledge that sees you through when the waters of life get rough. For me, it is the knowledge that G-d … Continue reading We are the Ravens
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?
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
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