Jacob was on his deathbed. He called his son Joseph to his side. Holding Joseph and his sons close, Jacob lifted his hands and placed one on each of his two grandchildren and blessed them: Hamalach ha-goel oti mikol ra Yivarech et ha-n’arim Vikarei vahem sh’mi. “The God in whose ways my fathers Abraham and […]
[chant] Shir HaShirim asher l’Shlomo. “The Song of Songs by Solomon. Oh give me the kisses of your mouth For your love is sweeter than wine. The king has brought me to his chambers Shechora ani v’nava – I am black and beautiful O daughters of Jerusalem.” [from Shir HaShirim 1: 1-5] “The queen of […]
Before the Wright Brothers finally got their plane o the ground, they had an experience similar to that of many geniuses and visionaries. People laughed at them and told them it could not be done, family members, neighbors, the press . . . lots of people got a chuckle out of their first attempts. Fortunately […]
Shira and David visited Ethiopia this summer and wrote an article about would-be Jews in Ethiopia for The Jewish We Read the article . . .
There are so many reasons that we count days:
- Remember to take this pill every other day.
- How much longer will it be till spring finally gets here?
- How many more school days until the end of the year?
- How long has it been since the loss of my friend?
Sounds like – Superman? No, it’s not superman – but man, will it be super. Inspired by an amazing documentary, “Deaf Jam” (google it and view the trailer), Jewish, Muslim and Deaf teens will be participating in a poetry slam to be held at Kol Ami on Friday night, April 12th, 2013.
“Every great love affair begins with a scream.” [Diane Ackerman, NY Times, March 24, 2012] [TEKIAYH BLAST] Every great love affair begins with a scream: with birth, each of us is catapulted into the world, into the adventure of loving – and tonight, we begin a new year, hoping to feel the passion of new […]
“You know what I am going to see in there?” Bernice asked me. “No, what are you going to see?” I asked. She looked out the window at the old building, smiled and said, “Ghosts. Good ghosts, but ghosts.” No, this isn’t a belated Halloween article, rather the sharing of a most beautiful visit connecting our old synagogue building on Sterling Avenue to our new sanctuary on Soundview Avenue.