Tonight we light the 3rd candle. Our question for tonight's lighting is: What 3 musicians, poets, or artists inspire you? Many of us turn to art, poetry, and music for inspiration and light. It is so important to nurture the creative sides of ourselves. Music and poetry and art express what is often difficult to capture in words. With a poem, there Continue Reading
Artwork of all sorts to inspire presence and mindfulness.
Tonight we light the 7th candle of Hanukkah. All throughout this holiday, we have been collecting the ways we actively bring light into our lives, or how we recognize the light. Every night we light one more candle, following the principle of gradually increasing the light (Talmud, Shabbat 21b:5) The experience of being grateful fills us with light. Continue Reading
Tonight we light the 4th candle of Chanukah. Our discussion question tonight should be fun! As we continue to light the lights: What four foods have been comforting to you this past year? They don’t *have* to be Chanukah food, but if that is what comes to mind, all the more perfect. To be honest, when I am under stress, I lose my appetite, and Continue Reading
Tonight we light the 7th candle of Chanukah. The question today is: For what 7 things are you grateful? Here are mine (not in order): Creativity - the constant flow of ideas and projects that stimulate and give me a zest for life. This takes the form of putting lesson plans together or knitting or gardening or taking photos. Creativity is like a Continue Reading
Tonight we light the 6th candle of Chanukah. The question today is: What six gifts have you received that have lit up your life? However you want to define “gift” is fine. Here are mine: A Gift From My Mother-In-Law Pearl z''l. One day, when my mother-in-law Pearl z’’l was visiting us in Seattle, she came with me on an errand. As I parked to go into Continue Reading