The Glory of Wholehearted Connection by Candyce Hyslip

With the beauty of the High Holidays still lingering in our souls, we awaken to the upcoming joy of Sukkot! There’s a hustle and bustle- buying lumber, gathering branches, and preparing festive foods to wow the eyes and gladden the hearts.  We engage in the richness of our culture- some with joy, some with anxiety, … Continue reading The Glory of Wholehearted Connection by Candyce Hyslip

L’Shanah Tovah – To a good year! by Hope Chernoff-Edelstein

L’Shanah Tovah – To a good year! We dip the apples in honey and we wish and pray for a sweet year.  A new year - perhaps a time of new beginnings...sounds good, no? But sometimes new beginnings mean something will need to change. The idea of new may be exciting and even thrilling. But … Continue reading L’Shanah Tovah – To a good year! by Hope Chernoff-Edelstein

We Have Nothing To Offer Except Ourselves by Jamie Eaton

It starts slowly, the melody that always breaks my heart, the one that draws me deeper into a whirlpool from which I do not wish to break free, the one that brings me to the Heart of my Father, my King. The cycle follows: guilt, repentance, forgiveness, mercy, freedom. The Avinu Malkeinu, recited on Rosh … Continue reading We Have Nothing To Offer Except Ourselves by Jamie Eaton