What’s in a name? Rivki Silver – Thoughts & Music sounds nice, but as month after month went by and it was all thoughts and no music, I wondered if it was time to take out the “Music” part of my blog’s name. But being a musician is so deeply ingrained in my personality, in… Continue reading Avinu Malkeinu
Good Chodesh everyone! It’s Rosh Chodesh Elul, so you know what that means……ANOTHER YEAR OF QUICK THOUGHTS FOR ELUL! That makes six years of this video series, for those of you keeping track. Let’s dive right in. Today is technically the last day of the month of Av, but it’s also the first day of… Continue reading Quick Thoughts For Elul Returns!
It is that time of year again, time for the crunch of needing to prepare spiritually while having so much to do physically. It’s a common dilemma, especially for those of us who are in charge of cooking, baking, shopping and all the details of running a household. I’ve written about it for Jew In… Continue reading Quick Thoughts For Elul 5779
I have less than zero time to do this post, but in the spirit of fully utilizing this potent month, here is a link to my Hevria post today, part of Elul’s theme of Love & Fear. Hevria is extending this theme to everyone and anyone who feels like participating, and you can share your… Continue reading It’s Elul!
Yesterday, during the fast, I decided to peer into the archives here and see if there was any content I could post on this blog’s Facebook page. I did find this great post from four years ago that was anyways getting a ton of search traffic. I felt such a rush of emotions going through… Continue reading Looking To The Past Before Moving Ahead To The Future
Well, it’s here! Duhn duhn DUHN! Chodesh Tov everyone, and welcome to Elul (well, technically it’s the last day of Av, but it’s still Rosh Chodesh). This is a month of potential, of great possibility for growth, and a month where for many years, I’ve watched in dismay as the hustle and bustle of daily… Continue reading New Video Series for Elul
The summer really is drawing to a close. My Facebook feed is full of pictures of the first day of school, talk of purchasing supplies and the arrival of uniforms. We successfully made it through Camp Mommy, took multiple road trips, added both a sandbox *and* a trampoline to our yard, and even found a… Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries
So, it’s Elul. It’s that time of year for introspection, and thoughts of self-improvement, and taking a good, hard look at what’s been working for us and what hasn’t been. Rosh Chodesh came and went, and amid the hubbub of moving and having all my kids home with me all day, I was feeling kind… Continue reading Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Internet in My Home
It’s traditional, after reflecting upon our actions this part year, to ask forgiveness of those we’ve hurt. Honestly, this is not my favorite thing to do. I find it awkward and embarrassing. I’m not talking about the “please mochel me” you’ll say to your husband or your best friend. We know they forgive us for… Continue reading Giving and Getting Forgiveness
Yes, I’m going there. Rosh Hashanah is only three-and-a-half weeks away, as a good friend of mine pointed out to me today. It’s time to think about what to make, what I can make ahead, what meat I’m going to order from Grow and Behold, who I’m going to invite, & who I’m going to… Continue reading What I will (and will not) be eating on Rosh Hashanah – a Menu Plan