Category Archives: Religion

Eat, Pray, Eat, Love, Eat

That may not be the most original title, but it pretty much sums up my recent trip to Jerusalem. Arriving just a few days before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, meant starting off with an intense prayer experience. Yom … Continue reading

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Outdoor Luxury – first posted Oct. 7, 2009

Around the world, Jews are in the middle of celebrating the holyday of Sukkot, known in English as Tabernacles. For one week, we move out of the house as much as possible and into Sukkot or temporary dwellings constructed exclusively … Continue reading

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Good without God?

Can you be a good person without being God-fearing? The immediate and obvious answer seems to be yes. There are self-described irreligious individuals, agnostics and atheists who live upstanding lives filled with hard work, strong marriages, volunteer activities and other … Continue reading

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Marathon Maturity

It is possible that that some people do not consider a pyramid of bright yellow sulfur to be an attractive sight. But for our family, that view always evokes nostalgic smiles and wistful sighs. You see, along with heavy seaplane … Continue reading

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Fifty Pounds of Potatoes, Fifteen Dozen Eggs…

At the end of the meal, after proclaiming in a loud voice, “Thank you HaShem (God); thank you Grandma,” three year old Eli noticed that everyone at the table was looking at him. He explained to the group, “I like … Continue reading

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