Debbie Friedman has given the world many gifts, but perhaps most precious are the gifts of blessing and healing.
Whether you consider yourself shomer Shabbat or “nowhere” Shabbat, setting aside a day every week for rest, refreshment and reflection is beneficial. It’s not just good for your spirit; it also supports good, healthy living.
Sometimes small ideas can have a big effect on our lives. Here is a baker’s dozen of lessons I have learned so far.
Guilt provides an opportunity to learn from our mistakes, but shame can get in the way of living a happy, healthy life.
Sappy love songs make for nice car rides and play an important role in procreation, but they should not be relied upon for relationship advice.
As if we haven’t gotten enough of this sort of thing during the High Holy Days, the secular tradition of making New Year’s resolutions lays out the challenge for each of us to call into question the validity of the way we live our daily lives.