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After This Weekend, How Can I NOT Post?

A weekend filled with loss and sadness. The Jewish people have lost one of their bright lights, Debbie Friedman, zichronah livracha.  So many were profoundly influenced by her music and her neshamah.  She leaves us a beautiful yerushah (inheritance), and in my opinion is single-handedly responsible for making prayer meaningful again to many Jews who … Continue reading

One Kick-Ass Kabbalat Shabbat

No other name was going to work for the title of this post. Every year, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King and his mission, our temple hosts an entire weekend dedicated to honoring the shared vision of Dr. King and our synagogue community.  We bring in a scholar or special guest for the weekend … Continue reading

Another One

Sayings of a Jewish Buddhist If there is no self, whose arthritis is this? Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated? Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish. Wherever you go, there you … Continue reading

A Funny

This is pretty cute: Two astronauts land on Mars. Their mission: to check whether there is oxygen on the planet. ‘Give me the box of matches,’ says one. ‘Either it burns and there is oxygen, or nothing happens’ He takes the box, and is ready to strike a match when, out of the blue, a … Continue reading


<rant> How is that in 2009 we have people who believe the president of the United States is transmitting a “socialist propaganda” message to our children by telling them to stay in school?  This is unbelievable to me. I did not agree with President Bush 75% of the time, I did not vote for him, … Continue reading