Mishlei (Proverbs) 31 is a fixture of our Erev Shabbat services. Placed in the midst of the songs and prayers of the evening, Eishet Ḥayil is a beautiful interlude during which men sing to their wives, declaring her before all present as precious, industrious, respected, virtuous, righteous, and praiseworthy. To truly understand all the implications … Continue reading Eishet Ḥayil – Start at the Beginning by Roni Bernstein
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.
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
leg·a·cy \ˈle-gə-sē\ noun something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past The word "legacy" is something we don't often consider. We go about our daily lives, hoping we do things right and don't screw up too much, but we don't consider the long term impact that we have on … Continue reading Legacy
I have six kids. Now that they are older, fairly often people don't realize this when they first meet me because the older ones are off doing their own thing while I am only still verbally "parenting" (Don't run! Don't touch that! Don't hit your sister!) the two youngest. But most of the time, when … Continue reading Superwoman With a Wrinkled Cape