Monthly Archives: July 2010

An Emotional Day

I’ve been at home this week, visiting my family. I’ll be back with my summer hosts tomorrow, spending Shabbos with them and then heading to Israel on Monday.  So I’ve had a really emotional day, saying goodbye to people who … Continue reading

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Challah, Shabbos, and Shalom!

Wow!  What a crazy couple of weeks.  Part of the reason I haven’t updated lately is because my computer unexpectedly died–but I got it back a couple of days ago and am enjoying feeling like part of the world again … Continue reading

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Chesed, or Why People are Amazing

Wow!  I have had quite a crazy week, and I just keep being reminded of why chesed (acts of kindness) is said to be one of the pillars of the world. Chesed, Part One: The Kosher Kitchen (and other adventures) … Continue reading

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Aliyah?

I’m starting to think (in very vague, theoretical way) about making aliyah.  I’m going to be in Israel for a year anyway, starting in about a month, so I think it’d be a good time to look into opportunities and … Continue reading

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Finding the Sacred in the Mundane

Today was interesting–and reminded me of one of the things I really like about Judaism.  Rather than keeping G-d in the house of worship, so to speak, we Jews bring Him into every aspect of our lives (or, I suppose … Continue reading

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