Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sukkot: Time of our joy, time of our art projects

Paper chains. Paper chains and Sukkot….as intertwined as the paper chain itself, stapled together forever in my mind and heart. When my kids were young, and given the artistically-challenged mother they received in the parent-lottery, paper chains was the way … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur – Facing the mountain

Just a quick note here, before Yom Kippur, the Day of “Atonement” – at-one-ment; the Day on which, as Rabbi Arthur Waskow says, in his book “Seasons of our Joy,  we have “grown up enough to face God.”  Admiration for … Continue reading

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Vayelech: and so it begins, and so it ends

I once did a Bibliodrama with a group of 7th grade students at a Jewish day school.  They had just finished learning a unit about Moses and the teacher brought me in to do a final activity. There’s a moment … Continue reading

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Nitzavim: To life, but not like the fiddler.

Poor Nitzavim.  It’s tough being the parasha just before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Who pays attention to you?  Just when you would think about something deep and profound to comment on it….BAM!  you’re thinking about New Year’s instead. … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Thanks for the fruit

Well, we’re back in Genesis.  “What?” you’re probably thinking, “Genesis is at the beginning of the whole Torah, and we are at the end of the Torah, in Deuteronomy!”     Back in Genesis 4, Cain had a run-in with God over … Continue reading

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