Shoppin’ on Shabbat

As I was approaching the Farmer’s Market in my neighborhood, I noticed a homeless man standing across the street.  He was directly in my path.  My mind went through a few options… 1.  Cross in the opposite direction so I don’t have to deal.  2.  Pass by and smile but refuse if he asks for anything.  3.  Give him a…


Yom Kippur/Forgiveness and the Major Scale

L’Shana Tovah everyone!! Thought I would share the “mini-sermon” I gave at our Kol Nidre service.  Enjoy! —————————- I was taking a walk with my music in shuffle mode. I usually listen on shuffle because often, something I would have never chosen, pops up and inspires me. Last week, I took a walk and a choral piece called “Solfeggio”, by…

The First!

Welcome.   Blog #1 gets a blessing for new beginnings: Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, shehecheyanu, v’kiy’manu, v’higianu lazman hazeh. Blessed is the Dance of the Universe (which some call God) that allowed all of the events that led us to this moment. (Literally:  Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, who gave us life, sustained…


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