A Little Bit of Purim
Posted on 03/04/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
I was home sick and all but missed Purim this year. A friend and neighbor came and read the Megillah for me at home. She did it twice – once in the evening and once again Purim morning.Living where we do...
Seeing The Unseen on Purim
Posted on 02/25/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
This past week’s parsha reviews intricate details about the bigdei kehuna, the clothing the Kohanim wore while officiating in the Holy Temple. Our Rabbis have drawn many lessons from the description of...
What Does It Mean To Be A Light To The Nations?
Posted on 02/21/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
The Biblical Prophet Isaiah, who lived almost 3,000 years ago, wrote about a time, far in the future, when all nations would come to recognize the distinct role of the Jewish people.I will appoint you as a...
A Surprising Jewish Lesson From This Is Us
Posted on 02/06/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Regular viewers of the NBC show This Is Us are familiar with the series’ frequent use of the dramatic technique of switching back and forth between the past and the present. In the present, the three...
The Cringe Worthy Mrs. Maisel
Posted on 01/15/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I didn’t realize there was anything Jewish about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before I started watching it. Some friends were raving about the Amazon Prime Video series on Facebook and then I read that the...
Watch Something Jewish
Posted on 01/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Sarah Lefton, Creative Director of BimBam.com had, by her own admission, a mediocre Jewish education. Part of her self-prescribed remedy was to create and market Jewish educational videos.Jewish educational...
Making God Real
Posted on 01/03/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
When I was younger, God was pretty irrelevant to me. I had no relationship with God and couldn’t have told you whether or not I believed there was a power greater than humanity running the world. Today,...
I Was Once An Ignorant Jew
Posted on 12/22/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
I was born into a Jewish home but given no Jewish education as a child. Judaism to me was no more significant than a series of cultural artifacts – the blue and silver-covered Maxwell House Passover...
Ten Expressions You Didn't Know Come From The Bible
Posted on 12/12/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
My husband and I were on a long road trip recently when he casually mentioned that the expression "cream of wheat" comes from the Bible.Turns out, just by speaking English, most of us know a lot more...
Why I Don't Decorate For Chanukah
Posted on 12/04/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
I’m in a Jewish Facebook group that, over the past few days, has had a series of posts with hundreds of comments about the availability, or lack of availability, of Chanukah decorations in their local...
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