Do you keep kosher? Now there’s a question Jewish people can get into long and detailed discussions about – how far do you go? How long do you wait after a meat meal before allowing yourself to enjoy a latte? Do you have separate sinks in your kitchen, or are you laid back like my mother was, and wash meat and dairy dishes in the same one?
And then there’s all the myriad rules about what you can’t do on Shabbat. My mother kept some of those – not writing, for example – but had no qualms about cooking, or doing the washing up.
Me? I rebelled against the whole thing in my teens – didn’t see the point in any of it. And now? Now I do see the point, and that’s what I want to talk about today. Because the point of it all is not what most Jewish people think it is… Continue reading →
Hi, my name is Meirav and I’ve been a human being for fifty four years. That’s how it works, right? The first step? Acknowledging the truth, admitting your weakness, saying out loud: I’m one of those people… I’m part of … Continue reading →
This is what I tweeted when I got home from church last night. But I feel it’s worth more than 140 characters – because it really is such a wonderful thing! It’s something we all need so very deeply, and … Continue reading →
Yesterday I came to the end of a long-drawn, frustrating saga and finally got the thing I’d been wanting. I felt so happy! elated! bouncing with joy! and yet… People have sometimes called me kind, caring, compassionate – but how … Continue reading →
Almighty God, King of the Universe, I have sinned against you in so many ways… And though I try to do better, I still keep failing you. Love everyone as I love myself? Let’s be honest, I don’t have it … Continue reading →
There’s a story about a man who was attacked by robbers and left lying half dead by the side of the road. You’ve probably heard it before – how two guys walked by and didn’t stop, and then a Samaritan stopped … Continue reading →
As a Christian I’m commanded to love other people as I love myself. What does that mean? Loving someone means wanting what’s best for them. It means loving them despite their faults. It doesn’t mean pretending they have no faults … Continue reading →
So there’s this note that’s gone viral on the internet, and while there’s stuff about that note that is just plain silly, as a Christian I want to focus on the part that I find not just silly but wrong, … Continue reading →
I see this pattern again and again online: something bad happens – like the recent earthquake in Nepal – something devastating that shakes people up, and the internet is filled with: posts sharing the news; posts sharing links for donating to … Continue reading →