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On redirecting the fires of destruction into fiery passion for good.
A Beacon of Light
We depend on our touchstones: psychological security, a stable income, protection from crime. Clothing, food, warm shelter
The Magazine
thank the Byrds for their introduction to a lesson in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes.
On the cosmic mitzvah scale there really is no difference if I make a blessing over my lulav-and-etrog set, or if that same set is used by a Jew on the streets of Brooklyn.... mitzvah = mitzvah...

Climbing steep steps and hiking over bridges, we couldn’t get enough of the scene: stunning waterfalls nestled deep in the wooded mountains. Streams of crystal-clear water majestically dropped over huge cliffs and pooled into creeks surrounded by trees, wildflower and boulders.

At the very end of the summer, my husband and I took our children to a family get-away in the Pocono...

The sukkah reminds us that this life is temporary. Sukkot is called chag simchateinu, the “holiday of our joy”-- the only real thing in our world is not our physical amenities, but our connection to G-d. And only that can bring true joy.
— Remembering Our Camping Trip as We Sit in the Sukkah
Handy Household Hacks
Storing Milk

Avoid storing milk or other fast-perishing foods on the door of your fridge, where spoilage can happen quickly. The middle is the best and most predictable zone.


If you can’t find a way, make one.

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