Old Dog, New Tricks?

Old Dog, New Tricks?

You’ve heard it said: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” Often this saying is applied to the “older generation,” no matter which one. I’m here to tell you that saying does not apply to every “senior.” I am living proof! A short story of my life will...
Inspiring Jewish Women: Gertrude Elion

Inspiring Jewish Women: Gertrude Elion

Between 1901 and 2019, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 919 people and 24 organizations. Of the Nobel laureates, 20% have been Jewish.[1] This is amazing considering the Jewish people only comprise 0.2% of the world’s population! Of the 919 laureates, only 53 were...
Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

Imagine this: It’s Erev Simchat Torah. The synagogue is full of people and of high expectations. All the Torah scrolls, dressed in their beautiful mantles, are taken out of the ark, waiting to be carried around the synagogue by the attendees for seven hakafot...
Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret

For seven days you must present a gift to the LORD. On the eighth day there is to be a holy assembly for you, and you must present a gift to the LORD. It is a solemn assembly day; you must not do any regular work… On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you...
A Time of Rejoicing

A Time of Rejoicing

In Deuteronomy 16, Moshe outlines the Shalosh Regalim, the three festivals each year that Israel was to go up to Jerusalem to celebrate: Pesach (Passover), Shavuot (Weeks), and Sukkot (Booths). Interestingly, Sukkot stands out from the other two and in the process...

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