Literally, the people of Israel lives. A popular Jewish song.
The Jewish community or the whole of Israel; often used to refer to Jewish unity or solidarity.
Yiddish term used for the wife of a rabbi. More commonly used in Orthodox communities.
Literally meaning, a complete healing. Used in modern Hebrew as "get well soon."
Hebrew term for "have a good trip; bon voyage."
Does being a person of faith mean you believe in blessings and curses? Why should we always "do the right thing?" Are we rewarded or punished for what we do in the world?
Like our ancestors, we focus on our own modern day tribes: The tribes of the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and secular. Amidst our real differences, can we sew ourselves together into a larger identity of being Am Yisrael – one people?
Do we do things because they bring us meaning, or do things have meaning because we do them? Can your morning yoga class or walk through the park serve as a source of spiritual inspiration?
Even with good intentions, when we talk about people who are not present, we run the risk of disparaging them, without giving them the opportunity to respond.