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Tu Bav

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer

While numerous joyous events took place on Tu B'Av, it may seem a bit strange that our sages relate that no other day even comes close.

Why People Cry At Weddings

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 10.10.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

On some level, even without words, people witnessing the ceremony understand this -- they remember their own weddings, they touch the sorrow of promises that were unfulfilled, they remember when they were at that high place, that liminal moment, when everything was possible.

Nosh, Davin, Kvell, or Eat, Pray, Love, the Upper West Side Way

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

Leeba Rivka Gilberstein is 27 years old, five pounds overweight, (okay, maybe ten), spiritually numb, and single.