Shofetim-Haftarah of Consolation #4

Isaiah Chapter 51:12 – 52:1:The fourth of the seven Haftarot of consolation is the middle point. This Haftara is the segue between the destruction and mourning of the Ninth of Av and the celebration of Creation and Life on Rosh Hashanah.


Singing Despite

A palm tree stands in the middle of Rusafa, Born in the West, far from the land of palms. I said to it: How like me you are, far away and in exile, In long separation from family and friends. You have sprung from soil in which you are...

Survival Skills

To Whom the Mornings stand for Nights What must the Midnights – be! Emily Dickinson The last time we met Jacob he was saying, “The days of the years of my sojourns have been a hundred and thirty years. Few and bad have been the days of my...

To Forget

[caption id="attachment_2523" align="alignleft" width="242" caption="With Mixed Emotions"][/caption] When he loses he seeks, when he finds he forgets, when he forgets he loves, when he loves he begins to forget. Yehuda Amichai - A Man in His Life I never cease to be amazed by our ability and need to...