Separation
Our Journey

Separation

I pinch off a piece of dough, separating that which is a sacrifice, holy, from that which is allowed to me.  Likewise, my kitchen is carefully arranged to keep meat and dairy separate.  A barrier separates men from women in the Synagogue.  Judaism is a religion of carefully, intentionally categorizing and separating things. Wool from … Continue reading

Kneading In Blessings
Torah

Kneading In Blessings

It is almost Friday. All around the world, that means that women are baking challah for the Sabbath. For many, it’s easier to bake it on Thursday, leaving the bulk of the cooking time on Friday, the oven unoccupied. Or, they’re on the other side of the globe, in Israel, where the Sabbath starts soon. … Continue reading

Do and Be
Our Journey

Do and Be

“Think about it.” “Come on, be rational.” “You need to think this through first.” “USE YOUR HEAD!” “Don’t lose your head.” “It’s all in your head.” No. For most of my life, I’ve digested the world to pieces in my mind. Ruminating thoughts, chewing them in my safe pasture, safely watching the world through the … Continue reading