Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Life is Short; Make the Most of It

“…one who runs from honor will have it pursue him.” – Talmud (Eruvin 13b) This phrase came up a number of times last week as we clung to family following the tragic passing of my sister-in-law, Ahuva*, a”h.  She was a tremendous woman, someone who loved Torah and mitzvos and strived to observe them in… Continue reading Life is Short; Make the Most of It

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Acting Nobly in the Face of Disaster

You may or may not be aware that wildfires have been ravaging Texas.  Over 700 homes have been destroyed since last Sunday, and there have been 2 causalities to date.   It is the worst fire season in state history, and though the firefighters are doing a valiant job, the fires are still burning, and weather… Continue reading Acting Nobly in the Face of Disaster

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Senselessness and Comfort

After what happened this week to that poor little boy, I, and many people that I know, are feeling frustrated and saddened by the senselessness and horror. These past couple of days I’ve felt guilty for making a small joke, or playing with my boys, or being frustrated by their normal antics.  How is it… Continue reading Senselessness and Comfort

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – No pain, no gain

On Rosh Chodesh the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland and the N’shei (a ladies’ society – totally doesn’t have a website to link to) brought in Rabbi Menachem Nissel from Israel to give a speech. I had heard him before, when I was at Neve, and I knew that we would be in for a treat. … Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – No pain, no gain