Shmita, like Shechina, Goes Global: Reflections from a Hammock on This Almost Over Shmita Year
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Shmita, like Shechina, Goes Global: Reflections from a Hammock on This Shmita Year Shmita, like Shechina, Goes Global: Reflections from a Hammock on This Almost Over Shmita Year By Amichai Lau-Lavie A year ago I was laying in a hammock on a Brazilian beach, planning a year’s worth of Shmita study and action that will […]
Sending Candy to Iran: My new Video for Purim
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Purim 2015: Focus on the Goody Bag Exchange.
Today is the Fast of Esther, honoring a heroine’s courage – but tomorrow is the feast celebrating her success and our survival. I will focus on the art of goody-bag exchange for friends and foes alike. (Thanks Bibi! Working on a couple of goody bags for my Iranian friends as well) Why: Check out my […]
Fasting on New Year’s Day (and other ways to honor sacred time)
PURIM 2015: LOOK MA – NO MASK! Purim was always my favorite. Ever since I can remember it’s been about finding the perfect costume and becoming, just for one day, another – maybe better – version of me. As a kid I’d get going on the costume research as soon as the High Holy Days […]
Fasting On New Year’s Day (and other ways to honor sacred time) There’s a large stump of a pine tree in the little garden right outside my mother’s bedroom. They had to cut down the old sick tree when they moved in just over a year ago, for fear of its collapse. This morning she […]