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Jewish Holidays

Self-Improvement During Sefirah: Says Who?

April 30, 2018, by

Q. Is the self-improvement thing during sefirah kind of made up? What do all the middos mean or where do they come from? A. Sefirah is an unusual… I was going to say holiday but it’s not exactly a holiday, is it? It’s something we do between holidays. All the Torah commands is that we count […]

Counting Up, Counting Down

April 24, 2018, by

Physicists teach us that the movement of time is constant through space.  It moves on and on with the precision and consistency of the finest timepiece.  Tick, tick, tick.  At times reassuring.  Other times maddening.  Tick, tick, tick.  We measure our lives by these perfectly precise segments.  Tick, tick, tick.  Sixty to a minute.  Sixty […]

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