Tu Bishevat: An Urgent Wake-up Call from Our Planet

Today is Tu Bishevat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It’s known as the “New Year of the Trees.” Why do trees need a new year? In ancient times, this was an accounting cutoff – the borderline between “last year’s produce” and “this year’s produce” for purposes of tithing to the Temple. WeContinue reading “Tu Bishevat: An Urgent Wake-up Call from Our Planet”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 6)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page TEXT 6 – Mishneh Torah, Laws ofContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 6)”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 5)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page TEXT 5: Talmud, Shabbat 153a Rabbi EliezerContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 5)”

10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 2)

NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page. TEXT 2: From Rebbe Nachman of BreslovContinue reading “10 Awesome Texts for the 10 Days of Awe (Day 2)”