A Jewish Autumn by Becky Silverstein

October 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm by

This blog was originally posted on October 7th, in State of Formation. It is based on the poem “A Jewish Autumn,” written by Avraham Halfi. I studied this poem this week in the Hartman Institute Seminar for Rabbinical Students. It was originally written in Hebrew. The translation is adapted from Alma – A Home For […]

Shema

November 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm by

How many times have you repeated the Shema, bowing your head and covering your eyes? Dozens? Thousands? Maybe never? How many times have you found yourself, peeking through the slats of your fingers to make sure you are not alone, muttering, chanting, wailing those words, and calling on others to say with you, “The Lord […]