The Mindfulness Lizard

Don’t move, lizard. I want to capture you just like that. I had just finished a run on a hot morning during my recent visit to New Orleans. Standing there, dripping sweat outside my parents’ Uptown home, I spotted a lizard on a fence post. As any New Orleanian knows, a lizard on a fenceContinue reading “The Mindfulness Lizard”

“Not Very Religious” – A Sermon for Kol Nidrei 5777

It is told that once, just before the start of Yom Kippur, the Baal Shem Tov went up to a Jew in the back of the synagogue and asked him to lead the Kol Nidre service. The man looked up at the Baal Shem and did what any of us might do in the situation:Continue reading ““Not Very Religious” – A Sermon for Kol Nidrei 5777″