Beresheet: The Nation of Israel reaches for the stars

“In the beginning, when God created the heaven and the earth… “ Every good story starts, in the beginning. The Torah starts, in the beginning: “Beresheet bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz.” It tells us of the earth and the stars. The first book of the Torah is called Beresheet (Genesis) and so is the … More Beresheet: The Nation of Israel reaches for the stars

What gives you hope?

 “They asked if it moved me when VIP’s came to visit me. And I was moved but to me it was even more special when people I had never met before showed up.” Almost a month after the horrific attack that nearly stole Niv Nehemiah’s life, preparing to be released from the hospital, Niv wanted … More What gives you hope?

My Shabbat Candles

When I light Shabbat candles, I know that thousands of women are completing the exact same ritual, at the same time. As did our mothers and grandmothers before us. As millions of Jewish women have done for centuries, around the world. One little match, two candles, focus, and intention make me expand beyond myself. For … More My Shabbat Candles