Teaching Hebrew school is always an adventure . . . you just never know what will happen on any given afternoon. The kids are absolutely adorable – sweet, good children who probably really don’t want to be in Hebrew school on a Tuesday afternoon after a long day of school. That said, most of them … Continue reading
Filed under Uncategorized …
Looks like I’ll be switching to a self-hosted site at some point in the next two weeks. Shout out of thanks to a reader (Dr. Roxanne Sukol) who alerted me to the ads now appearing on individual post pages. I’ll still be posting here until I switch, but UGH! Not a fan of ads.
shhhh . . . I’m religious . . .
What’s that now? You say Reform Jews are not Orthodox? That’s true . . . I didn’t say Orthodox. I said “religious“. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories … Continue reading
Cross posted with slight modifications at Out of the Ortho Box – thanks for the opportunity Ruchi! My Rebbetzin-comrade-in-arms Ruchi wrote this post last week. In it she describes some Jews who say, ” Why do I need to worry about all these commandments? I’ll just be a good person and not bother others. I … Continue reading
Protected: “God Was in this Place, and I, i Did Not Know it”
Be Happy! It’s Adar (the first one)
Today is Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 – Purim is in Adar 2 this year. I sincerely hope that spring arrives early – a it would be a nice shalach manos from Mother Nature ;-)
Come Here Often? I’m Back – Help Me Take a Stand Against Trolls and Nasty People
*** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** After several emails back and forth with Elizabeth (Damomma), I am rewriting this post. She’d rather move on from this incident, and I don’t blame her one bit. While I think she and I have different views about this situation, I respect her desire to keep herself on the down-low, so … Continue reading
Protected: The Rebbetzin and the F-Bomb
this breaks my heart; WHERE ARE YOU, UNION OF REFORM JUDAISM???
This is so sad. Yet, not surprising. Nothing existed when I went to college either. When I entered HUC, having spent 4 years at a Hillel dominated by Conservative and Orthodox Jews, I was shocked at the attitude many of my classmates had concerning observance and ritual. Not to mention the lack of knowledge about … Continue reading