Category Archives: Judaism

Teavana: Chai Chai V’Kayam

From JTA: Having conquered coffee, Starbucks is now moving into tea. The coffee giant’s newest venture, Teavana, launched with a tea bar on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Starbucks…

Mazal Tov: Tigers Pick a Jewish Manager

Many know that I am a Detroit baseball fanatic and was crushed at our loss this season to the Red Sox in the American League Championships. But all the mourning…

Tashlich: Unloading Negativity

The ancient custom of Tashlich brings us to living bodies of water where we symbolically cast our sins into the depths of the water. But the ceremony is, pardon the…

Listening to the Call of Teshuva

We shift to LISTENING to the divine voice rather than perceiving God. Hashem SEES Israel on the three pilgrimage festivals, but on Rosh Hashanah God listens to the shofar which…

A Secret Jewish Recipe for Long Life

What would Dr. Oz and Oprah say about this? For generations we have scoured the earth looking for the elixir of life. We want a secret potion that will guarantee…

Our Rightful Place: Parashat Ki Teitze

“During these days leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we owe it to ourselves to help God restore our soul to its rightful place.” My Torah commentary on…