Like the paradigmatic blessing for rain, the Shabbat practice of blessing children offers the gift of love in exchange for nothing.
How do we navigate between reason and optimism as they crash against each other?
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
When it comes to religious rituals, the goal is to see, “How is this impacting my life, my outlook, or my connection with others?”
Technologies penetrate every aspect of our lives, often in ways we aren’t even aware of. What Jewish values can and should guide our use of technology?
Money doesn’t have value in and of itself — its power comes in what it allows us to do. The question then is, are we using our money to help us do what we truly want to be doing?
While hard work is the way ideas get actualized, rest is an effective way for us to evaluate our ideas.