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Los Desesperados

Crecí en un hogar latino en el que la comida era fundamental para nuestro hogar. Ninguna celebración se llevó a cabo sin grandes cantidades de comida y concursos con todas las tías compitiendo por ser la mejor cocinera. Entonces, cuando comencé mi viaje hacia el judaísmo mesiánico, ¿me sorprendió una fiesta (Yom Kippur) sin comida? Continue reading Los Desesperados

The Accuser

There is a beautiful piyyut (liturgical poem) that is sung during Yom Kippur that is called, “Ki Hinei Hachomer” (Like Clay In the Hands Of the Potter) which I have fallen in love with! It is a medieval liturgical poem and it is based on Jeremiah 18:6; “Can I not, O house of Israel, deal Continue reading The Accuser

La Búsqueda

A medida que nos acercamos al mes de Elul, tradicionalmente nos preparamos para buscar nuestros corazones y recurrir a nuestro Dios. Cuando miramos la palabra “Elul” es similar a la raíz del verbo “buscar” en arameo. Los rabinos usualmente conectan a “Elul” con la idea de buscar nuestros corazones y prepararnos para los días santos. Continue reading La Búsqueda

The Daughters of “Z”

Can anyone pronounce Zelophehad? That’s why I titled this blog “The Daughters of “Z”! This month contains two of my favorite portions, which are parashat Pinchas and Mattot/Massei. Well, in this portion we meet Zelophehad’s five daughters Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. In Numbers 27:1-7, the story unfolds of five women trying to get Continue reading The Daughters of “Z”

DESEANDO SER CONOCIDOS

Estábamos esperando para sentarnos y, como siempre, quería mesa para dos asi poder sentarnos solos. Mi esposo (extrovertido que es) quería una mesa compartida. Entonces, nos sentamos en una gran mesa para ocho personas y comenzó la cena. Se hicieron las presentaciones habituales y todos parecían personas agradables. A medida que la conversación continuaba, un Continue reading DESEANDO SER CONOCIDOS

In Your Midst

We were sitting at Panera’s and my friend was praying when she said, “be in our midst”. The hairs on my arm stood up. In the past week the Lord had been saying to me that He would be in my midst. You see, my mom had died the previous week and I was grieving Continue reading In Your Midst

In Times Of Despair

 In the haftorah portion of Tazria-Metzora, we find the people in great distress! There is a siege in Samaria and there is a great famine in the land. The people are desperate for food, and that’s when we meet the four lepers in 2Kings 7:3-4: “Now there were four leprous men at the ntrance of Continue reading In Times Of Despair

Mending of the Cracks

As we said goodbye to our friends on the outdoor terrace, I noticed the clay pots. The pots were big, fat, round, simple pots which had been filled with flowers to overflowing. When I looked closer at the pots, I noticed that these fat pots had huge cracks! The cracks were so big that the Continue reading Mending of the Cracks


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