it’s Erev Yom Kippur tomorrow, and here’s what I wrote as a new blogger, back in 2007 – my very first Yom Kippur blog post: What does Yom Kippur mean to you? What does it mean to each of us? … Continue reading
My mother once told me about her frustrating attempts to teach my brother not to touch the electric socket when he was a small inquisitive boy. She even tried play acting – pretending to touch it herself and make dramatic … Continue reading
but don’t worry, I’m only going to pick on one of them today – the one that’s on my mind because of what someone said to me yesterday: a fellow Christian who made the opposite mistake from one I’m a … Continue reading
It was Passover eve in Jerusalem, and a Galilean rabbi and his talmidim were sitting down to the Seder meal, eating the sacrificial lamb together as was the custom back then – this was at a time when the Temple … Continue reading
So I’m sitting here with a box of very yummy chocolatey things beside me, and revelling in freedom. No, not the freedom to nosh these yummy things, though that’s nice too :) No, while I do love eating yummy chocolatey … Continue reading
I stand before the cross of Christ
Or… no, I can’t. I have no right.
I have no right to stand here, free
When he, the holy one, has died – for me!
I bow before the cross of Christ
And weep my thanks
His blood poured out in love for me
His body hanging on that tree
It leaves me with nothing
Nothing to say except
And I’m sorry
And thank you.
What else can I say
There’s a story that’s often mentioned in church around Christmas time, about a bunch of shepherds who were watching their flock one night when an angel showed up and made this announcement: Or, to use the Hebrew term for Christ: … Continue reading
It’s Sunday today and I’m looking forward to my weekly dose of church. But when people hear I’m Jewish and I go to church, the reaction is sometimes – unsurprisingly – surprise. And I can tell you for sure: if … Continue reading