A Valentine Jewish Connection

A Valentine Jewish Connection

By Rabbi Barbara Aiello Several weeks ago the Jewish world celebrated the holiday of Tu B’Shevat – the new year of the trees. Did you know that there is another Jewish holiday with a similar name? It’s called Tu B’Av and it’s the Jewish day for love.How did the...
Shavuot

Shavuot

Shavuot in the New Millennium or “Who Wrote the Book of Love?”   As we celebrate Shavuot this year, take time to Read the Book of Ruth. It is the traditional reading for this festival. The Book of Ruth takes us back to the beauty and mystery of love. Love that...
Chanukah Some New Thoughts on an Old Story

Chanukah Some New Thoughts on an Old Story

“I know what Chanukah is,” said my daughter’s seven year old friend. “It’s Jewish Christmas!”   That was almost 30 years ago when my daughter,  also seven, knew that Chanukah and Christmas were two different things but nonetheless...