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Havdalah

Havdalah: Closer Together, Even In Separation

Jordana Horn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Jordana Horn

Havdalah separates Shabbat from the rest of the week, but also builds a bridge between the two. So too with my small family: when we are apart and reunited, we rekindle the joy of being together.

The Spice-Box Of Earth: Remembering Where We Come From

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.24.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The poet Leonard Cohen once wrote: "Out of the Land of Heaven/Down comes the warm Sabbath sun/Into the spice-box of earth."