Our aunt Mindy used to say that “real people’s stories were better than any movie or book”. She would tell us stories of people she knew from the old days in Miami or from the lower east side of New York City. The stories would always surprise me with the bravery, resiliency, emotional turmoil and … Continue reading When You Want To Say No To God
When I was a kid in elementary school, the dismissal bell at 3:00 filled me with dread. I was a nerdy kid who loved to read, loved art, was fat, not good at sports, wore braces and I was an easy punching bag. When the bell would ring and I walked outside unto the school … Continue reading Are You Punch Drunk?
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
Is it just me or is everyone exhausted? This year has beat us up pretty badly. We have dealt with friends and families, facing illness, death, loneliness, isolation, confusion, complete upheaval of our everyday lives, and don’t forget the hunting for toilet paper! It has been an eye opener for those of us who love … Continue reading The King Has Not Left the Building
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