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Jewish Inspiration September 14, 2021

There’s Hope

It feels like the Ten Plagues all over again. Covid resurgence. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida. The Surfside collapse. What is happening? It’s tempting to lose hope, to surrender to an apocalyptic bleakness.

Jewish Inspiration June 20, 2021

A Magnet Called Pain

Recently I’ve been following an Instagram account called, “I Was Supposed to Have a Baby: Jewish Fertility Support.” Which is somewhat odd because infertility, thank God, is not one of my challenges. But many of the posts and stories are really resonating with me despite the fact that my life challenges are completely different.

Jewish Inspiration, Parenting June 6, 2021

Planting Carobs

Choni Hame’agel, a Talmudic figure, once met an old man planting a carob tree.

“How long will it take to grow?” he asked.

“Seventy years,” the man answered.

“Do you know that you will live another 70 years?” Choni inquired.

“Just as my ancestors planted for me,” replied the man, “so too I plant for my children.”