The festival of Shavuot (which starts this Sunday) is known as Z’man Matan Toratenu – “The time of the giving of our Torah.” Also a celebration of the wheat harvest, it has become primarily a commemoration of the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai to Moses and the Israelites. It is noteworthy that that is a […]

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ח׳ בסיון ה׳תשפ״א (May 19, 2021)

This past summer I built a greenhouse in my backyard. It was a Covid gift from a friend who was clearing out his shed. He texted me a picture and asked if I wanted it, and a couple of hours later it appeared on my porch, still in the box. After the disbelief, awe, planning, […]

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י״ט באייר ה׳תשפ״א (May 1, 2021)

The garden is clearly a source of Jewish inspiration for her, “It’s beyond miraculous and feels very divine to me” she said, “and it puts me in touch with beauty, it elevates my spirits, and it opens my heart. That all seems to me like Jewish values.”

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ט״ז באייר ה׳תשפ״א (April 28, 2021)