Category Archives: Featured

Where God is Depends on Us

When children ask us, “where is God?” We usually tell them that “God is everywhere.” It’s a beautiful answer, completely true, but it doesn’t help when you are older. When…

Saturday Night Online Shopping Report: Nazi Valentine’s Card on Etsy, Protocols for Kindle on Amazon

Just weeks after the 70th Anniversay of the liberation of Auschwitz, and a month after the brutal slaying of Jews and others in Paris, I am reminded of the fact…

Shabbat is Everything

Can’t wait for tonight. Candlelight, a bottle of Bro-Deux from Shirah Wine, fresh challah from our French-Persian bakery with a heavy dose of sesame seeds on top, some special guests,…

Feeding Birds on Shabbat Shira is Holy

As the saying goes, there is a Jewish holiday for every kind of Jew. Including Bird lovers. There is a very holy Jewish custom — some scholars say this started…

Doing God’s Work in the Bedroom

While the NY Times’s article about a prominent Orthodox sex therapist Bat Sheva Marcus,”The Orthodox Sex Guru” 1/22/15, neglects to include what the Sages of the Talmud really say about…

A Kabbalist’s Feast: Tu B’Shevat Seder at Pico Shul

Tu B’shvat is Coming! Celebrate Nature’s Holy Gifts and Wisdom at our Kabbalists’ Feast. Last year this event sold out! Year’s ago in the ancient city of Tzfat a group…