I saw a picture this past week that read, “Words cast spells – which is why it’s called SPELL-ing. You are a powerful creator. Stay aware and conscious of what energy you cast out.” G-d created the world with His speech. And so we too create worlds when we speak. In fact, I learned this … More The Power of Speech
Almost three years ago, in the Hebrew year 5774 (or 2013), I had more or less just started learning about Judaism and was still touching on the basics of each topic. Rosh Hashana had just ended and I was speaking with a friend about it, when she suddenly said, “I’m sad because Yom Kippur is … More Shabbos
A few weeks back I wrote about Morning Blessings, and that got me really thinking about each blessing more carefully. And then I realized: I had always wondered about “sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids” … why the differentiation? How was sleep different from slumber? I wrote my mentor Eliezer about it, … More Sanctifying G-d
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??
“See you tomorrow, G-d willing.” I was most certainly not expecting this kind of text from my Jewish friend and was extremely mortified, to put it lightly. See you tomorrow, G-D WILLING?? What kind of greeting was that?? Of course we’d see each other tomorrow, neither of us was sick (thank G-d) or living in … More “G-d willing!”