Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 15: Footsteps for Peace

When we recite the closing line of the Kaddish, “Oseh Shalom… He who makes peace above, may he make peace on us and all Israel….”, why do we take three steps backwards? The answer emerges in understanding how we create … Continue reading

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Day 14: Your Shofar Makes a Difference

How do we, ensure Tikva, the hope? Rosh Hashanah offers us a reminder. Rabbi Avraham Kook, the first chief rabbi in Israel, explains that the sounds of the shofar symbolize our power as individuals to shape the world and the … Continue reading

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Day 13: Hello World

Our warmth is expressed through the environment we create. Whether in our homes, schools, or synagogues, every encounter may be a moment of truth. In a community, when a baby is born, we all rejoice. Whether we celebrate a Bar … Continue reading

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Day 12: One Act of Kindness

What do we celebrate on Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year? Most of us associate the holiday with the creation of mankind. We reflect on G-d’s presence in the world and evaluate our lives. These ideas are … Continue reading

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Day 11: The Silver Kiddush Cup

Once upon a time a boy was having his Bar Mitzvah. His family spent many months preparing for this very special day. The boy was preparing to lead the services and to read from the Torah, and everything was arranged … Continue reading

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