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Passover & Easter: Common Threads

We are in the newness of Spring – finally the long winter is gone, and we are enjoying warmer weather; the birds are singing, the flowers are blossoming and we see more of our neighbors getting out and about in their walking shoes. But this is a crucial time of year also for both Jews…

A Change of Perspective

It felt ultra frustrating. I bought some carob powder (a natural chocolate substitute) and put it in the cupboard with the cocoa powder, rolled oats and other baking ingredients. But when I went to use it in a milkshake, it was nowhere to be found. I can’t tell you how many times I peered into…

Givers Gain

I was thinking about this last night before I fell asleep. Although this might sound counter-intuitive to a significant part of our society, giving is the path to greater blessing.  It is a foundational spiritual principle, a “law of the universe” put into play since time began, and it is part of the “upside down”…

Finding the Silver Lining

Have you noticed rising food prices? What about fuel – are you spending quite a bit there nowadays as well? Despite assurances from the government that prices are not rising (or at least not much, they say), all we need to do is visit the grocery store, the mall or the gas station to realize…