Rosh Hashanah 5779

Dear friends, family, and readers, Sunday evening we will be celebrating the Jewish New Year - the year 5779. Rose Hashana is a time of reflection. We are meant to ask forgiveness of those we have wronged, and forgive those who have sought our forgiveness. When these traditions were introduced, probably until the mid-nineteenth century, … Continue reading Rosh Hashanah 5779

Feeling Lousy

I recently wrote a letter to someone I once considered a friend, explaining why I no longer consider him one.  It was among the harder letters I have written of late.  In short, he was not there for me in my hour of need.  He was only one of myriad ‘friends’ who were not there … Continue reading Feeling Lousy

527,040 Minutes: The Year that was 2012

Over the last few days I have wondered why this year felt so much longer than normal and then I realized… it actually was longer!  2012 was a leap year, and that extra day seems to have made a real difference. It is hard for us as a species to appreciate just how substantial a … Continue reading 527,040 Minutes: The Year that was 2012