I've gotten a lot of Pesach messages in the last few days, this one really touched me, so I thought I'd share -… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 29, 2010 at 2:40pm —
It's almost Shabbos - 4:53 on a Friday eve. How long til the bride wanders in? I don't mean by the "official calendar" but by when the sun actually sets from where I'm actually sitting. Where am I sitting? In a Starbucks, for the wifi, next to buzzing groups of people - conversation - life. Funny, almost has the energy of a good seder - questions, answers, debate, conversation, a little food, a little drink.
I always have such a mixed relationship with Pesach and… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 26, 2010 at 5:07pm —
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
We can chart the last half century by the kinds of seder we have had. Fifty years ago, we celebrated an old-country model brought here by grandparents who davened it through in Hebrew from the Maxwell House Haggadah. Some of us remember it nostalgically, but in… Continue
Added by Larry Hoffman on March 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Added by Aaron Spiegel on March 24, 2010 at 12:39pm —
Who are we as people if we are not curious beings? Ok, cats are curious, but they can't form questions. What are your questions this year? What are the questions you're dying to ask at the family table but know you can't. What are the questions you would like to have asked of family who have now passed?
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 23, 2010 at 7:48pm —
So, Sadie's post got me thinking about Passover...and the Seder itself. What a wonderful idea to volunteer to celebrate the blessings of our freedom. But, if you're hosting or attending a Seder, the question is how to make it the best experience for guests and hosts alike.
Here are some tips I've learned:
1. Buy time. Everyone arrives famished...and the first steps of the Haggadah seem to lead us to a meal (we say Kiddush, wash hands, even eat an appetizer), but… Continue
Added by Ron Wolfson on March 22, 2010 at 5:39pm —
Monday, March 22, 2010
Essential to Health Reform - Changing… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 22, 2010 at 5:17pm —
Sometimes it's almost impossible to believe - we've survived another winter, the ground's begun to thaw, birds chirp and flowers begin to push through recently frozen earth. Passover has always been my favorite holiday, though always a little wistful because I have a small family. I've had seders at friends' houses, with strangers who were kind enough to invite random students into their homes, on a basketball court (one of the stranger ones), with my community,… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 22, 2010 at 4:40pm —
Growing up, the weeks before Passover were always a stressful time in our house. My mom, who is in charge of the cleaning (my dad does the shopping), takes over the house bit by bit, cleaning meticulously and generally driving everyone crazy. But, we all always understood that this period of insanity before Passover was a necessary evil, the price we all had to pay in order for us to be ready for what was, for my siblings and I, our favorite holiday.
I don’t live at home anymore, and… Continue
Added by Leora Skolnik on March 19, 2010 at 2:39pm —
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
A semi-random selection of goings on in the world.
"@mobius1ski asks - can anyone recommend a socially responsible bank in nyc?"
Random tweet of the moment
I don't know, but regardless of location, interesting question - does anybody out there evaluate the social responsibility of banks? investments? Anybody out there have… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 18, 2010 at 12:00am —
Tuesday, March 16
What can I say, I'm trolling the net, skimming twitter and Facebook, there's just not that much interesting going on today. I feel bad - I'm sorry, but what can I say?
It seems I have two options - discuss the situation in Israel, which, frankly, I don't want to - or, play this video of a cat playing the keyboards and dancing http://tinyurl.com/ylkwcto
(speaking of which, what would we do without tinyurl??). Because… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 17, 2010 at 12:40am —
What's going on in your world? Here's a brief selection of things that've come across my screen today.Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger [http://www.mazon.org]
Mazon's Passover appeal arrived in the mail today - take a sec to think about everybody out there who doesn't have enough food to feed their children, or themselves; then make a donation at http://www.mazon.org
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 15, 2010 at 6:30pm —
"Most Americans Believe God Cares"
Two studies came out yesterday saying basically the same thing - Americans believe, on the whole, that God is intimately involved in their own, personal lives. I personally have a very delicate relationship with my belief in the divine (let's get rid of that three letter Germanic word that has so much baggage with it - how about divine, Shechinah, HaShem, Yah - whatever nickname you like).
I find it… Continue
Added by Sadie Rosenthal on March 12, 2010 at 11:09am —
Get your social media policy on...establish, educate, enforce: Beth Kanter shares tips, techniques & examples: http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2010/03/got-social-media-policy-.html
Added by Aaron Spiegel on March 9, 2010 at 10:21am —
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