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Seeking Light #After Cancer

By Rabbi Ilana Garber
They kept telling me that once we got through the terrible summer, the “summer of yuck” as we called it, that I would find light, happiness and health. They tried to reassure me, as we checked each...  more
Blog Post | December 6, 2015

Getting Most of the Words Right

By Laurel Snyder
People often assume that as Jews continue to intermarry, observance will decline. But that’s an incredibly pessimistic view.  I have never suggested to my Catholic-born husband that he...  more
Blog Post | November 9, 2015

There is a Light

by Rabbi Roni Handler
I notice how the increased light in my window is mirrored in my body, in my own “inner chambers,” and I feel great anticipation for this new phase of life. There is a verse from Proverbs (20:27)...  more
Blog Post | December 13, 2012

Turning 80

By Judith Ruskay Rabinor
A ceremony planned by a daughter for family and friends to celebrate her mother's 80th birthday   more
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A Ner Nishamah

By Lori Lefkovitz and Rabbi Lenny Gordon
Lighting a candle, symbolic of the new soul born into the world. Can also be used like a yahrzeit candle to recall the departed soul for whom the baby is named. Also a covenantal symbol.   more
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