When we think of the High Holiday season, certain rituals likely come to mind: Listening to the sounding of the shofar, tasting honey-kissed food, smelling freshly baked challah and kindled holiday lights, and gathering with loved ones.
The Torah instructs us to speak words that ease, not words that hurt, for every human being is created in the image of God and everyone is precious and unique.
Every June, when I pick out a Father's Day card for my dad, I'm disappointed by the selection.
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.