What Do We Want?
Everyone always asks us for more. Everyone wants more. But what is the ONE thing we all seek and truly need?
This year, the one thing we truly want is to be together. We want to dwell, share, pray and sing. We want to be with each other.
My Last Immersion (For Now)
I love everything about the mikveh – the warm waters, the transitions and transformations, the healing and hope.
Originally published on the Mayyim Hayyim Blog 11/25/2015
Tikvah (Hope) in the Mikveh
While it hasn’t always been easy, I’ve spent most of my married life attending the local mikveh in my small town.
Originally published on the Mayyim Hayyim Blog 11/13/2013
Eating With Intention
Keeping a kosher home can enhance a family’s experience of Judaism; it can become a meaningful expression of eating with intention.
Originally published on Matan Kids 3/30/2016
What Happens When a Rabbi Goes to a Guns N’ Roses Concert
I was 13 when a boy in 7th grade introduced me to the metal band Guns N’ Roses. Before long, my room was plastered with pinups from Heavy Metal magazine and Hit Parader. I was obsessed.
Originally published on Kveller 7/22/2016
Fragile X Awareness
In our world of parenting a child with special needs, all you have to do is say "Holland" and everyone knows you are dealing with challenging days and lost dreams.
Originally published in the Jewish Week 7/2/2014
Returning To The Pulpit, With Gratitude
Last Rosh HaShanah, I heard the shofar blasts in my kitchen, when my rabbi (who is also my mentor and friend) came over in the afternoon of the first day of the holiday, shofar in hand.
Originally published in the Jewish Week 9/28/2016
Don't Mourn the End of Summer
The conversations I’ve been hearing lately all seem to sound the same:
How was your summer? Nice, but too fast! I know! I can’t believe summer’s already over!