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Wandering in the Desert

Managing Life's Transitions With The Omer

Aviva A. Perlo | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Aviva A. Perlo

When tragedy, illness and accidents occur, our worldview morphs immediately. Stability is shaken as reality turns upside down. The Omer says we must go slowly.

Leadership In The Wilderness

Erica Brown | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Erica Brown

We walked through the wilderness with eyes wide shut. Instead of neglecting the lessons of Bemidbar, perhaps -- in an age of questionable leadership -- we need to read it more slowly and carefully and pay better attention to the landscape.

Wilderness As Transition: Omer, Anxiety And The Neutral Zone

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

This is the time to sit with the anxiety, the ambiguity and the unknowability of our lives. This is the time to go down deep in to the deepest recesses of who we are, to find resources and riches we didn't know were there.

Was 'The Anger Of The Lord' A Natural Phenomenon?

Roger Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

There has never really been a satisfactory explanation as to how the Lord's "anger" worked as it is described in the Bible.

What We Can Learn From Wandering In The Wilderness

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

How does the Book of Deuteronomy end? In the wilderness, with the Israelites never reaching the Promised Land.