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The Core Of Yesod

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

The week of yesod in the Counting of the Omer is an invitation to consider pulling down the veil. It's about penetrating to the core of who we are.

It Won't Rain On The Parade

Tzipah Wertheimer | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Tzipah Wertheimer

The human experience is not always pretty. Sometimes it's very tragic and difficult. Lag BaOmer is a day of joy that stands out in a time of sadness. It is a day that six years ago we forced ourselves to leave our broken hearts behind and participate in The Great Parade.

Netzach And Tragedy

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

The story of endurance and eternity is heartbreaking in the wake of the Boston Marathon. There are no satisfiable answers to why these things happen. Just a raging desire to find comfort, any kind of comfort, in the face of a ghastly tragedy.

Manifest Melody: A Textual, Mystical Inquiry

Josh Fleet | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Early yesterday, during my morning prayers, I came across an interesting passage in the Zohar -- the enigmatic, poetic, foundational opus of Jewish mysticism -- and soon, innumerable surprising connections were revealed.

Count The Omer With Hope

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Omer need not be a time of sadness. The time between Passover and Shavuout can itself be transformational and full of hope.

Counting The Omer: 49 Days Of Jewish Spiritual Reflection

Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion

Why is this liveblog different from all other liveblogs? On Passover, perhaps Judaism's most widely observed holiday, secular and religious Jews a...