Monthly Archives: October 2016


Beginnings (and Endings–and why they can make a difference!)

Shabbat Shalom Friends! With the beginning of the new year, and the beginning of reading the Torah again for another year, I asked myself a simple question about how we tell stories, and how the beginning and the end frame the experience. I was struck in particular by different ways of reading the same story. [...]

Shana Tova! And Now to the Sukkah!

Friends, As we approach the holiday of Sukkot, after the High Holidays, the excitement and joy in the Holy Land is palpable. Nights are filled with the noise of families building their sukkot, and between the last few moments of school and work before the holiday, people are scurrying to purchase their lulav and etrog, [...]