Yom Tov provides us with opportunities throughout the year to experience and ‘perfect’ a certain aspect of our spiritual persona. For example, Pesach is a chance to experience a spiritual freedom, Shavuot a renewed commitment to Torah and Succot true spiritual joy and happiness.
The Tale of the Lost Yamulke
Our newly-turned three year old boy is now encouraged to wear his kippah and tzitzit at all (well, most!) times, just like his big brother and daddy.
Still very much a free spirit, Ilan doesn't like extraneous items attached to him and so can tolerate the kippah only for a few hours at a time (or less!)...
As the days get shorter and we enter the winter months, I must just write about our summer holiday, already almost a distant memory!
I think this has to be my favourite time of year, seasonally and spiritually.
Outside is basking in late summer sunshine, the blackberries are ripe and await picking and you can almost smell Rosh Hashana approaching.
The air of renewal and rejuvenation is almost palpable as we are now in the unique month of Elul, a month of introspection and teshuva in preparation for the Days of Awe.
The Bergsons ‘do’ Pinner Fair
Tonight is Lag B’Omer – a day of celebration, the day on which the famed Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of our mystic texts passed away in 2CE.
Ten years ago on this night we were living in the ‘Holy City’. (Rabbi) Danny decided to travel to Meron to experience the singing and dancing by the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
As I was heavily pregnant with Yael it didn’t seem to be a good idea to be amongst the thousands frantically pushing and shoving to get nearer the tomb. And so I waited up for my hubby’s safe return.
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What is a blog? And what do I want my blog to be?
I have just ‘googled’ the noun to be reliably informed by Wikipedia that a blog is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first.
Blogs serve as personal online diaries and are interactive in that people can leave comments or messages.
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