A Song Every Day

Thoughts on Torah, prayer and Jewish miscellany

The Most Dangerous of Dualisms (Beyond 30)

No one knows for certain what the ancient rabbi meant when warned his fellow mystical travelers against saying “Water! Water!”: When you reach the stones of pure marble, don’t say, … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empathy: Are We There Yet? (Beyond 29)

“A lot of my friends have been beaten, killed…by police,” 16-year-old Michael Singleton told Whoopi Goldberg on The View the other day. “I went down there to fight for what … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Empathy: Withdrawing Ego (Beyond 28)

“withdrawing the ego to make room for another” A key element in cross-racial, and every other kind of, understanding is the focus of this week’s omer journey. “Hod” [literally: “glory”] … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Endurance and Leadership (beyond 27)

The close of the Netzach [“Endurance” or “Leadership”] week of the omer journey seems an auspicious moment to share some resources for leading conversations and action within the Jewish community. … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Consequences, part 2 (beyond 26)

We passed the mid-point in the omer journey away from oppression, this week, at the same time that Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police evoked response all … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment
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