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Happy Thanksgiving: Niver’s News: Nov 2022

Nov News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your November has been full of friends and family and time...

Comments on Torah Portion Toldot – Breaking, Becoming Free

  Breaking - Free Thoughts on Torah portion Toldot 2022 (adapted from earlier versions)   Polonius, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is presented as sincere (the sincerity of the shallow),...

A Moment in Time: “Who is Rich? Those Who are Happy with What They Have”

Dear all, As Eli and Maya embraced each other last week (and no - it’s NOT always like this in the Shapiro-Galperin household - through...

The forest can’t be seen for the beetles

The balance of power in the forests has been maintained for years, yet now tiny beetles threaten to take over our pines. A new study suggests using inanimate forest rangers: "trap trees" which would keep the miniature pests away from the trees

Culinary Travel and Wine Tourism Trending for 2023

Wine Tourism in the Heart of Sicily. In a few (too short) weeks 2023 will be upon us which had me thinking about travel trends...

Where to EAT and STAY in Calgary?

Welcome to Calgary, Canada! I loved my first visit. https://youtu.be/8mPrf1Ii34c Where to have brunch in Calgary? Deane House Enjoy refined seasonal Canadian cuisine in the historic riverside...

A Moment in Time: “Appreciating the Journey”

Dear all, Our family visited the Getty Museum this past weekend. While Ron and I were eager to expose our kids to some great works...

What to DO in CALGARY, Canada?

Thank you to my friends who shared their city with me! I loved my first trip to Calgary. Nicole and I worked on...

A Moment in Time: “Your Soul-print Matters”

Dear all, Temple Akiba’s Sisterhood worked with the incredible scribe, Linda Coppleson, to repair one of our Sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls). Members of our community...

Luxury Toronto: Fairmont Royal York, Shangri-La Toronto and Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Where to find luxury in Toronto? Join me at Fairmont Royal York, Shangri-La Toronto and Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Enjoy the videos below to...

A Moment in Time: “Avoiding Collision”

Dear all, We learned earlier this week about the discovery of three asteroids that are in "close proximity to earth."  Nasa experts have assured us...

Happy Birthday: Niver’s News: Oct 2022

Oct News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: This is 55. https://youtu.be/WnHbK5MwmBQ Happy Birthday! As you celebrate another voyage around the sun, we hope today...

Torah Portion Noah – Destruction and Regeneration

  Destruction and Regeneration Thoughts on Parashat Noah 2022 (adapted from previous versions) I imagine warring bands of murderous maniacs, spreading ruination everywhere they went. Anyone who...

A Moment in Time: “Is Anybody Listening?”

Dear all, Ron and I went to an incredible exhibit last week entitled “A Forest for the Trees.” One of the installations included a whole bunch...

Keeping the Faith in the Land of The Free

Hello, my name is Robin Hanasab. My relationship with the Wise Community began in the 7th grade, roughly three decades ago. At the time,...

What a Waste!

Who are the Israelis that go out into nature and leave dump after them? A new study exposes an unpleasant truth: we are those Israelis

A Moment in Time: “What Will I Do to Create the Jewish Future?”

Dear all, In a recent conversation regarding a mission statement for a Jewish organization, we struggled over language. Do we want to preserve Judaism? Do we want...

Explore Toronto with CityPASS and me!

For my summer trip to Toronto, I explored all of the CityPASS attractions! I loved all of the activities and was inspired to walk...

A Moment in Time: “Do not Insult the Deaf nor put a Stumbling Block before the Blind“

Dear all, There’s a teaching from the book of Leviticus that has resonated in the past few days here in Los Angeles: “Do not insult...

The Real Love Boat–Come Aboard!

https://youtu.be/Htxm-SllJIY Thank you to Princess Cruises, CBS TV and Paramount for including me in Premiere Party on Discovery Princess for the Real Love Boat...

A Moment in Time: Hearing the Call

Dear all, During the Holy Days, as Jerry sounded the shofar, my kids approached the bima to get a front row view. But it wasn’t the...

The Great Order – Comments on Shabbat Shuva

  The Great Order Comment on Shabbat Shuvah – coinciding with Torah portion Va-Yeilekh   The tension between order and chaos is core to every facet of the...

Shana Tova 5783: Niver’s News: Sept 2022

Sept News 2022 with Lisa Niver & We Said Go Travel: Shana Tova 5783! This month starts the Jewish New Year. My family celebrated in Denver with...

A Moment in Time: The Ten Days of Reflection

Dear all, The days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are known as the Ten Days of Repentance (though I think of them more as...

The Mitzvah of Admonishment — A Requirement for the Days of Awe

    The Mitzvah of Admonishment By Rabbi Mordecai Finley   The Days of Awe loom like a court date, so we are taught in our High Holy Day...

Points of Return – Thoughts on the Shabbat Before Rosh HaShana (coinciding with parshat Nitzavim 2022)

    Points of Return Thoughts on the Shabbat Before Rosh HaShana (coinciding with parshat Nitzavim 2022)   Every moment in time is a point of no return, no...

A Moment in Time: Shana Tova, 5783!

Dear all, Sunday evening, Jews around the world welcome the new year on the Hebrew calendar, 5783. While it's an opportunity for reflection, it's also an opportunity...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Steps Toward Rosh HaShana 2022

    Preface for 16 Sep 22 Someone recently shared with me (not a Wisdom Work veteran) that they are trying to break bad emotional habits, including...

A Moment in Time: When a Hole Makes You Whole

Dear all, One of my kids asked the other day, “What’s the hole in the bagel for?” We explored a variety of answers (from the practical...

Morocco, A Unique Bucket List Experience.

Unique, extravagant, and epic travel destinations are in.   While trending destinations seem to vary somewhat depending on the publication or who you talk to,...

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