Tag Archives: Judaism

A Thank You

I would like to take a moment to talk about my family.  I don’t know that I’ve gone into a lot of specifics about my family on this blog.  But family truly is a huge part of my life – … Continue reading

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L’Shana Tova (Happy New Year)!

Good morning everyone, and happy new year!  L’Shana Tova (traditional greeting, Hebrew for “for a good year”).  I hope that everyone has a fantastic and wonderful year. Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – and Yom Kippur – our … Continue reading

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“Young Man!”

When I was little (8 or 9, or thereabouts), my mother used to work in a restaurant. When we ate there for dinner, I would spend my time running back and forth between our table and the kitchen (sitting still … Continue reading

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The Strange Song of Hannah

The Book of Samuel begins by describing the plight of Hannah, one of the wives of Elkanah.[1] Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, tormented Hannah, and Elkanah’s misguided attempts at comfort – “Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to … Continue reading

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