The Little Aleph

The Little Aleph

The words Vayikra, from the root meaning, to call, indicates that G-d wanted to speak to Moses and purposefully called to him. When G-d wanted to call the false prophet Balaam (Numbers 23:16) the word is only Vayikar – without the last letter, aleph. According to a...
Replenish Your Soul

Replenish Your Soul

It is easy to let the soul wither beneath the business of life. Tasks, expectations and hurry can so easily take the place of fully being alive in the moment. In our lives we experience joyful days where the very heart seems to sing and, in this same life, we have...
Eating to Live

Eating to Live

This Saturday: Feb 8th 7:00 p.m. Exploring Nutrition: Forks over Knives All of us eat. All of us have our favorite things to eat either by flavor, dietary needs or moral or religious principles. All of us want to live healthy lives. A diet filled with veggies, fruits,...
Getting to the Generosity Gym

Getting to the Generosity Gym

Fundraisers of the world pay heed! The most successful fundraiser happened in this week’s Torah portion and the only people who were invited to contribute had only one requirement: their heart needed to be open.

Praying for Rain

Praying for Rain

Jews pray for alignment with Mother Nature. Of course, personifying nature is kind of idolatrous, but anyway, we always have. We’ve been doing so for thousands of years. In the spring through summer, we pray for dew to bless our plants and from fall through...