With Mother's Day just around the corner, I encourage you to give thanks for your mom, living or not, and think about what makes her special to you.
Every Passover, we're commanded to tell the story not just of our ancestors -- but of our own liberation from bondage.
In American culture and in the Jewish community, too, we get caught up in weddings.
My mom, who started her career in broadcast radio in the early 1970s at the height of women's lib, would tell me that sexual harassment in the workplace used to be totally different.
Every night before my head hits the pillow, I record one blessing from the day on my iPhone notepad.
During this past summer's tumultuous news of hate rallies, terrorism, and hurricanes, I was lucky enough to get lost in a world of letters -- love letters, that is, written from Jewish adults to children.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the synagogue listening to the blasting of the shofar, something many of us will be doing just a couple weeks from now. Feel the power of the sound -- the staccato notes, the longer notes, and the really long note -- reverberate throughout the sanctuary.