Goodness in Our Time

My husband Richard informs me that whatever I say on this Shabbat, it should be about the Washington National’s win of the World Series! My inner response was: Really? I know nothing about baseball! Fashion, yes. Baseball, no. Then I responded: I am not sure it has anything to do with what I said my […]

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Our Cantor just sang the beautiful words of Psalm 34 with a melody I had not heard since my teenage years. Mi Ha’ish… Whoever of you who loves life and desires to see many good days/ Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies/ Turn from evil and do good, seek peace […]

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Ending with a Rainbow: Noah, Mikveh, Justice and Righteousness

The Noah story does not end with a rainbow. I know, I know …. You’re in shock! Story-book retellings would have you believe that the tale ends with the flood abating. The family and animals descend from the Ark. A rainbow shines across the sky. The rainbow a sign of an eternal covenant between God […]

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