Pesach, the holiday that symbolizes the formation of the Jewish people, reminds us that sometimes we need to remove the evil inclination entirely so as not to fall victim to it.
What shall we be free of this Pesach? It is the holiday of Freedom, isn’t it?
In this week's portion, the man, having been officially declared impure, is now ready for the end of his nightmare beginning his process of purification,
Amalek is seared into Jewish consciousness as the ultimate enemy of Israel and the source of Haman
Some background-History, Halacha, hidden truths. Happy Purim to all!
The entire Book of Esther's a story of masks-Esther, Mordechai, and Haman-even God-conceal something
Purim gives us a framework to understand our lives and remain optimistic in the midst of all the darkness
Purim's lesson, relevant today & always, is about our belief that God is always present in our lives
It's nice to step back and appreciate the mitzvah in a fresh and minimalist way.
We cannot ask God to listen if we continue to shut our ears to Him.
Perhaps the greater miracle of Chanukah was the Chashmonaim's envisioning a miraculous Jewish future
Hanukah Cheer from David Herman, Jerusalem's troubadour.
The 10 year reign of Shlomtzion, one of only 2 women to rule over Judea, was peaceful & prosperous
The great Jewish mistake was thinking the more we became like others, the more accepted we'd become
Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”
Sitting in your Sukkah remember: No one is so powerful, wealthy, smart or talented to not need God
A musical offering from the Jerusalem troubadour, David Herman. Chag Sameach!
Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples of the world to come on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Caring for each other & improving the world, according to Judaism, is life's purpose
Yom Kippur commemorates God's covenant with the Jewish people & forgiveness for the Golden Calf sin