To my bar mitzvah.

I'm in awe of Torah reading… getting up close to it… having a physical connection with the parchment… It's not something I had access to from behind the kind of barrier they called a mechitza where I grew up. (I just realized this week I never even saw tefillin up close until now.)   Watching you... Continue Reading →

Lucky number 13.

Here's a subtle cultural difference you don't think about that often as a dual New York-Israel citizen. In Israel - as in Judaism in general - 13 is a great number. It's the number when a boy becomes a man, at least mitzvot-wise. In Anglo culture - or is it Christian culture? European culture?  -... Continue Reading →

Proudly powered by WordPress | Theme: Baskerville 2 by Anders Noren.

Up ↑