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Monday, July 6, 2020

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Rabbi Nicole Guzik

15 ARTICLES

The Time Capsule

When we were kids, my siblings and I created a time capsule. We put in pictures of ourselves, favorite phrases and sayings of 1989,...

Tales of Gardening

Our family decided to plant a garden. For those who know me, I’m not a gardener. I enjoy purchasing roses of different colors and...

Ready to Change the World

When your child is in “Zoom school,” the silver lining is watching him or her participate in class. The past few days, kindergarten students...

Just Listen

When we watched the rocket launch last week, my son remarked, “I wonder if the rocket is going to meet God.” His curiosity has been...

Am I Alive?

In this virtual programming world, there’s a new question many of us ask without realizing it: Am I live? We say this phrase in the context...

Smile Harder

As the song says, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile.” About two weeks ago, we received the notice that adults and children older than...

Mama Said There’ll Be Days Like This

“Mama said there’ll be days like this, There’ll be days like this, mama said. Mama said there’ll be days like this There’ll be days like this, my...

I Sound Like My Mother

In our new morning routine, I play the role of Henry’s teacher from 8:30-9:30 a.m. We color, build, garden, learn letters and do puzzles....

Stop and See the Roses

Look at a lot of Facebook and Instagram posts and you’ll see picture after picture of people’s gardens, patches of wildflowers that someone discovered...

Pacing Yourself

Admittedly, I’m not the runner in our household. My husband loves exploring different routes in Westwood, returning filled with awe over which sites he...

Light in the Darkness

Our world feels very dark. The slayings that took place at the kosher supermarket in New Jersey,  the desecration of Nessah Synagogue in Beverly...

Why I Left the Women’s March L.A.

To Emiliana Guereca and Deena Katz, Co-founders Women's March L.A. Dear Emiliana and Deena, There’s a rabbinic dictum, Dan lkaf zchut, give every person the benefit...

Marching as a Woman, as a Jew, as a Rabbi

I will be attending the Women’s March, Los Angeles on Jan. 19 and here’s why: In a forum convened by the American Jewish Committee, Emiliana...

Judaism and Mental Illness

This sermon was delivered at Sinai Temple on June 16.  There is a ritual that occurs during the Torah service, usually in between the third and...

Taking comfort in the light

Parashat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35) My toddler children sleep with all of the lights on. I do not remember how it started. It could have been...

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