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)

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)

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)