Shevat and Tu B’Shevat Seders

Dec 31, 13 Shevat and Tu B’Shevat Seders

Posted by in Tu b'Shevat

Resources for all your Tu B’Shevat seder needs!

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Rosh Hashanah D’var at Olney Kehila

Text of the “D’var” that I had the pleasure of sharing at Olney Kehila for Rosh Hashanah services today. on a Jewish spiritual practice of naming your year as a way to determine how you will be written into the Book of Life. Photo Credit: Ron Almog, used by CC-A permissions

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Guide to Counting the Omer

Apr 19, 13 Guide to Counting the Omer

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Welcome to the Peeling a Pomegranate Guide to Counting the Omer. I created this free workbook to help people explore the practice. We begin counting the Omer on the second night of Passover. [Photo by Dag Endresen Dag Terje Filip Endresen used by CC-A Permissions]

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Adar: Food as Transformation

Feb 13, 13 Adar: Food as Transformation

Posted by in Purim, Spiritual Practices

My latest post over at PunkTorah.org explores the transformational power of food, especially during the Jewish month of Adar and the Purim tradition (mitzvah) of sending Mishloach Manot.

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A Bracha for Voting

If you live in the United States — then vote. No excuses. Don’t take for granted a right that people all over the world kill and die for.

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Tishrei: Talking to the Dead

Let’s talk about one of the lesser know and fascinating rituals of Sukkot: the Ushpizin.

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