It occurs to me that we might learn a lesson from plants right now about settling in, even as we sit in this place of unknowing. I'll share a story about our foray into gardening yesterday. First, the context that is the background of everything: we do not know how many will suffer and die from this coronavirus. For those of us who are especially Continue Reading
wisdom to carry you through this year
We play out a sacred drama about life and death on the High Holidays. Yes, it’s about the creation of the world & apples and honey & family dinners. And it’s about so much more. There is deep wisdom in the sacred rituals we enact on these holy days. But they are often hidden. If you know where to look, and pay close attention, this wisdom can Continue Reading
What’s Your Wisdom?
What do you know to be true? What have you learned about how to be a human being in this world? What has life taught you that you’d want to pass on to those you love? Taken all together, these truths are your “torah.” (Torah, in Hebrew, means “teaching.”) Every person writes a Torah with their life. It’s a personal collection of wisdom gathered from Continue Reading
Siri and I: We’ve Been Friends…(evidently…)
True story: I was talking to my husband Ely the other day about the candidates for the November election. We were sitting at the dining room table, my Iphone next to me. All of a sudden Siri (the Iphone "assistant") just started answering me! She said "I don't understand" and then she repeated the whole run-on sentence that I evidently was in the Continue Reading