Rosh Hashana
Rosh Hashana: What Is My Name?

Much happened on this the first day of Adam’s life, the day we celebrate today.  God brought all the animals to Adam for this new human to name. The Midrash teaches that when God saw how Adam used the Light of the new
As The Mourning Ends

The most poignant part of sitting Shiva for my mother a”h was observing my nieces and nephews and their children caring for us, the older generation. I envied these people for being able to honor their parents by bringing food and drinks, and doing all...

Which Attribute?

I was fluctuating between sadness and inspiration when I finished reading Rohinton Mistry’s.”A Fine Balance.” I have yet to shed the horrible cruelties powerfully described. The caste system, misuse of power, the desperate search for work, forced castration, and the hopeless lives of the masses...

Listing Who Matters

It wasn't boring; it was moving. I intended to listen to the reading of the names of the victims of the 9-11 attacks for just a few moments to honor those who died on that tragic day. I ended up listening for quite a while....