Judaism Your Way

What It’s Like to Live with Jewish Anxiety Right Now

Rabbi Dr. Caryn Aviv Here are some texts I have been receiving and sending from family, friends, and rabbinic colleagues since that terrible day on October 7th. Are you okay? How’s your heart? How are you holding up? Is your family in Israel safe?  Thinking of you and what’s happening in Israel and Gaza. Heartbreaking. Here… Read More from What It’s Like to Live with Jewish Anxiety Right Now

Shavuot

On the evening of May 25th, on the secular calendar, we begin the holiday of Shavuot. This holiday commemorates the giving and receiving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. A beautiful Shavuot tradition is to adorn homes and Jewish spaces with flowers. There are many explanations behind this tradition from commemorating that flowers miraculously grew… Read More from Shavuot

Counting the Omer, Netzach Sheh b’Netzach

Counting the Omer, Netzach Sheh b’NetzachBy Dan Yolles In Jewish tradition, we are currently in a period of what is called counting the Omer, the 49 day period between the 2nd night of Passover and Shavuot, the holiday marking the receiving of the Torah from Mt. Sinai. While traditionally it holds agricultural implications as ‘omer’… Read More from Counting the Omer, Netzach Sheh b’Netzach