Why Rosh Hashanah? Why ritual? Why come at all? (PS it begins Monday September 6 - yes, on Labor Day) Because -- in the midst of our “tsunami of tsuris” an eloquent phase my colleague Rabbi Leah Herz coined - there is comfort in coming together. Simply being present with each other. Hearing healing music. Speaking words of beauty that help us remember, Continue Reading
Love Yourself On The Way To Wholeness
High Holy Day Soul Work, Part 5 As Rosh Hashanah comes closer, our prayers become more urgent, because ready or not, the holy days are upon us. We reflect more deeply on our misdeeds of the past year, and where we have fallen short of being our best selves. Part of the powerful ritual we go through each High Holy Day season is the cleansing of our Continue Reading
Can You Be Present In This Wilderness?
Many of you are arriving at the end of this summer feeling weary, and wondering how you can continue to be present while things go from bad to worse. It might be stuff in your personal life, or it could be facing the daily horrors of our world. We wander in the wilderness of all that is happening right now. When I am in this place, I look to core stories Continue Reading
who what where why god?
what is god? Where is God? who is god? is God looking for me? God is too big and too small to name - words can only attempt, approximate, give a feel for, the experience. One reason poetry and music are wonderful in god-discussions is because they speak the language of metaphor. Metaphor frees us up to express the vastness and smallness, the out-there and Continue Reading