JEWISH PRAYER Archive

Oy to the World

When a well-meaning friend asked me on Christmas Eve, "Is being at temple tonight hard for you?" they were surprised I said, "No." I wasn't surprised at all. Read More

Fourteen Christmases and a Chanukiyah

Living Jewishly obviously means spending the period from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Eve with a different emphasis. This year, I'll leave my well-known tree fetish behind. But as I ponder all the adult Christmases I've kept, I'm realizing I won't miss that holiday's sense of joy and wonder...because I'm increasingly finding those feelings to be an everyday part of my new journey. Read More