A few days ago in the Hebrew calendar was the 10th of Tevet. According to Aish.com, on that same day in 424 BCE, the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar began his siege of Jerusalem. The Aish article continues: “Actually, there was little damage on that first day and no Jews were killed, yet it began a chain … More Making a “Small” Mistake
There are lots of beautiful prayers in Judaism. But some of my absolute favorites are the set of blessings said in the morning upon waking. I find them a beautiful way to remember all the blessings I have, as well as also a nice list of requests from G-d for the day. To the best … More Morning Blessings
I’ve always loved Chanukah. I love the story, I love the candles, I love the lights, I love the donuts, I love it all – in theory. This year was the first year I decided it was actually time to celebrate the holiday properly, so I showed up at Chabad and lit some candles with my … More It’s STILL Chanukah??
A few nights ago I was at a pre-Chanukah ladies’ night at Chabad Manila. There, unexpectedly, I met a woman who was a certified Hebrew teacher. When she found out I already knew some Hebrew and could keep up a basic conversation, she gave me her calling card. By the following day, I had mostly put … More Perfect Timing