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04/13/2016 - 08:34 | | Musings

You can find almost every important Jewish value in one ceremony, the Passover seder:

1. The story: The story of our people — biblical, rabbinic and beyond — retold through the generations, always with new interpretations.

04/06/2016 - 08:59 | | Musings

Ours is the age of translation. There are more Jewish texts available in English than in any language at any time in history. Not only are Hebrew and Aramaic texts translated, but also works in Yiddish, Ladino, German, French and the countless other languages Jews have spoken throughout the centuries.

03/29/2016 - 19:05 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Musings

All of the Torah points to arriving in the land of Israel. How is that grand arrival announced? Right before the conquest of Jericho, in Joshua, (5:11-12) we read: “On that day when they ate the produce of the land, the manna ceased. The Israelites got no more manna.”

03/23/2016 - 09:15 | | Musings

A little over a year ago, my daughter told me how my Apple iPhone counts my steps each day.

03/16/2016 - 09:06 | | Musings

All discovery creates new senses of possibility. The motto on the crest of Ferdinand and Isabella had been ne plus ultra — no more beyond. After Columbus discovered America, the ne was removed. Now the crest read: beyond this, more.

03/09/2016 - 08:57 | | Musings

In Torah class we are studying the Song of Songs. Verse 3:1 reads: “Upon my couch at night I sought the one I love. I sought but found him not.” Sometimes we feel another most keenly through absence.