Yom Kippur is a moment reentering the Divine Womb, where we can be rebirthed anew, coming through with expansion and elevation, cleansed, strengthened, and reinvigorated.
Eating disorders, Judaism and how to navigate challenges faced during the fasting holidays, like Yom Kippur.
Each element of the classical High Holy Days imagery finds its counterpart in our present reality: The fateful books in which we have written our destiny with our own hands – the climate change we have wrought ourselves
How can the next generation of Jews confidently tackle this upcoming 5784?
May you come to a greater sense of renewal both of body and soul in this coming new year.
With Rosh Hashanah around the corner, it’s the perfect time to purchase a gift for a friend or host.
Over the years, mo-ed deedani was like an extended drop-in/ playdate/meet-and-greet, whether in my parents’ living room, my aunts’ or uncles’ living rooms, a huge synagogue social hall in Forest Hills, Queens, or outside, on the lawn of a park in Manhasset, New York.
For North African Jews, it’s a night when we turn over our homes from Passover to Mimouna, a joyous family and community-oriented cultural celebration that’s all about blessings, smiles and sweets.
“Trying to be free from what?” I ask myself, in my yearly meditation on freedom.
The Haggadah contains an endless number of narrative threads, all of which will be present when the Jewish people sit down for the holiday this week.