Everyday Holiness
Chassidus

Everyday Holiness

One of the things I love most about Judaism is the awareness and intention it can bring to even the most mundane and everyday of tasks.  Growing up, “religion” was something that was always separate from everyday life.  We went to church on certain days and not others.  We prayed only on certain days or … Continue reading

The Power of Knowing Your Why
Torah

The Power of Knowing Your Why

The book of Numbers has another name in the Talmud…the book of complainers.  It’s a pretty apt description since it isn’t long into this book before the Jewish people begin complaining.  They’ve been in the desert a long time, wandering.  The exciting miracles and sparks of inspiration have dimmed and are more in the past. … Continue reading

Holiness In a Casual World
Torah

Holiness In a Casual World

This week’s parshas (it’s another 2fer) are all about holiness.  In the wake of Aaron’s son’s unfortunate deaths due to their unrequested offerings, these two parshas talk a lot about Hashem’s expectations of the Jews.  There are specific laws for when and how the Kohen Gadol can enter the holy of holies, laws about how … Continue reading