By Julie Meyer Today I watered the morning glories that climb over the apartment window in Cleveland Circle three separate times, morning, noon, and afternoon. This is three times more than their daily water budget. For the last two seasons, we’ve planted an increasing number of vines to shade our apartment from the southern sun […]

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ט׳ באלול ה׳תשפ״א (August 17, 2021)

Tisha B’Av (9th of month of Av) begins this Saturday night. It commemorates the destruction of the 1st and 2nd temples in Jerusalem, and over the course of time, other forms of Jewish collective trauma and memory have also become incorporated into the day’s meaning such that it is recognized as a day of communal mourning. Some […]

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י״ח באב ה׳תשפ״א (July 27, 2021)

Awake in Awe and Appreciate- The Rooster at Dawn By Jeanie Gruber Tired from traveling I was awakened during what I thought was pitch darkness by what sounded like a rooster right below my “urban” window. At first I tried to ignore it, but its persistence kept me from falling back asleep. I was mildly […]

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י״ח באב ה׳תשפ״א (July 27, 2021)