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

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av

This is perhaps the first time in my life that I have truly grasped the aura of Tisha B'Av. Despite years of going to shul (synagogue), years of learning about it and grasping the technicalities of the fast, it never resonated with me on a personal and spiritual level – until this year. Tisha B'Av … Read More

Redemption

Redemption

While we watched with bated breath, Israel’s leadership decided to capitulate over the Temple Mount’s security, relinquishing a golden opportunity to reassert authority and take control of a situation that has quickly spiraled out of control. For the first time in too long, Jews had been able to openly pray at the Temple Mount (Har … Read More

Expectations

Expectations

Can we talk for a moment about unrealistic expectations? Whenever I do a simple job search, I find a laundry list of expectations: the degrees and certifications you should have, the years of experience you need to have, the very specific talents and abilities you absolutely must have. Many of the job postings I read … Read More