Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Eighth Flame: Your Flame!

Which one of the flames will you carry with you beyond Chanukah? Will it be the flame of Jewish identity or gratitude? Will it be the flame of courage or Torah? It is no wonder the eighth day is described … Continue reading

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The Seventh Flame: The Flame of the Miraculous in the Common

It is raining. You might think it is not a big deal but in Israel, the Heavens opened up and it poured. I sensed a palpable sigh of relief as the air cooled and rain drenched the country. After a … Continue reading

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The Sixth Flame: The Flame of Continuity

In memory of my mother, Sara Malka bat Aharon Avraham Halevi As I walked from the grave of my mother who is buried in Beit Shemesh, Israel, my daughter, Sara Malka reflected, “I am honored to be named after your … Continue reading

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Flame Five: The Inner Flame – A Meditation

Take some time to meditate on the flames as they burn tonight. Gaze at them. Do not think about the future or worry about what you are doing next. Be in the moment. Imagine that G-d is looking down at … Continue reading

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The Fourth Flame: The Twisted Flame

We mourn the lives lost in the fire raging across Israel’s Carmel mountain region. All of Israel’s firefighters are on the scene and we stand united in prayer and support with our brethren. This Shabbat, they will be in our … Continue reading

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