If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How shall we sing the L-RD’s song in a foreign land? If I forget you, … More If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill!


Catherine Martin, on her blog Everyone has a Story posted: Jesus was a homeless guy. And so He was. A scribe approached Him and said, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go!” Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to … More Sukkoth

Rosh Hashanah

Shanah Tovah (שנה טובה) As the sun dropped below the horizon last night, New Years began. These days are now days to look inward, repenting of thoughts that are impure, and deeds that we did wrongly. As the these Holy Days proceed, we really are called to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. … More Rosh Hashanah

A Yearning for Eden

Yesterday and the day before, by mid-afternoon, a brilliant sun pierced the clouds that had hovered over our heads here in Georgia. Similarly, the sun broke through what might be my clouded thinking. I’d been thinking, and wrote, about renewal, a refreshing wind of the Spirit that blows upon us now and then. I’d not … More A Yearning for Eden

Yom Kippur

If you were to enter a synagogue today, Chabad.org has a guide to what to expect. It includes: “You may also notice that many people are wearing white clothing, and some are even wearing a white robe called a kittel. This is because on Yom Kippur we are likened to angels. The angels do not … More Yom Kippur