Hashgacha Pratit

Hashgacha Pratit

Hashgacha pratit. Divine providence. It’s the thread that runs through the fabric of our universe. The point where two roads meet unexpectedly, where worlds collide and familiar faces say, “I know you. I’ve seen you before.” It’s hearing the words we need to hear at the exact moment we need them. It’s the dawning realization … Read More

Ode to Jerusalem

Ode to Jerusalem

This pulsing city, with its stone ramparts and golden sunrise, seems to emanate its own unique energy. The soul of Jerusalem, that city of fire, breathes new life into us and revitalizes the spirit. The aura here is one of mounting tension, of the best and worst varieties. This is the center of the universe, … Read More

Return

Return

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, has passed. The great ledger has closed. But is our time for atonement truly finished? The Hebrew word most commonly associated with atonement is teshuva. During the weeks leading up to Yom Kippur, it is our objective to do teshuva, atone for our sins, ask forgiveness of those we’ve wronged, and await our … Read More

Day of Judgment

Day of Judgment

Tomorrow is Rosh Hashannah, the New Year for Jews all around the world. Rosh Hashannah is not only the Jewish New Year: it is also more accurately known as the Day of Judgment, or Yom HaDin. Are you ready for judgment? Is anyone ready? The frenzy of the world has reached a deafening speed. The … Read More