Shabbat

By Jeanie Gruber I never dreamed it would be my Judaism that contributed to my resolving an ongoing internal negotiation – a chronic soul searching. To save my soul, I could not figure out what was a healthy amount of “self-love”, “selfishness”, “wanting”, “needing”, “giving”, ‘taking’, “buying”, “greed”. How to obtain happiness, contentment, satisfaction?!!  No […]

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ט׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 15, 2021)

We are in the midst of Sukkot, known as Z’man Simchatenu, a Season of Joy. This week long holiday is one of my favorite, it’s about celebrating harvests, and spending all your time outside, in a temporary structure, being vulnerable to the elements. Harvest is a time to celebrate abundance, and being well stocked on food […]

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ח׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 14, 2021)

I love the way the Jewish Volunteer Gardening Brigade brings Jewish themes into its work. These inspirational Shabbat words sent out each week are truly meaningful, and very needed right now. Often, these messages have brought out deep discussion about Torah and Talmud that I’ve had with other Brigade members. As citizens and as Jews, […]

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ח׳ במרחשון ה׳תשפ״ב (October 14, 2021)