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

Psalm 27: Waiting on the Lord by Brooke Manolis

Every year there is a distinct period of time when I realize the High Holy Days are approaching. Why? Because spiritual warfare begins ferociously. Whether it is personal issues being brought to the surface, kids getting sick, work problems, synagogue craziness or all of the above...the heavenly storms begin to brew. It is no wonder … Continue reading Psalm 27: Waiting on the Lord by Brooke Manolis