They Just Saw Open Miracles, How Could The Jews Make A Golden Calf?

Dear Jew in the City- In reading the Exodus-related Torah portions, I just don’t understand the story of the golden calf. How could a people who had just seen open miracles so quickly turn to idolatry? All the best, Cowed   Dear Cowed- Thanks for your question. Actually, it makes perfect sense. I’ll explain. We […]

Why Don’t We Have Miracles Like the Plagues Anymore?

Dear Jew in the City- I’ve been thinking about the Ten Plagues and how these awesome miracles happened for the Jewish people in the Passover story, as well as throughout the Torah. How come we don’t have miracles anymore? Sincerely, I’m a Believer   Dear Believer- That’s a great question. To answer that, we have […]

Candlelight: Connecting the Finite to the Infinite on Chanukah

When Chanukah came on Tuesday night, I was drained like I haven’t been drained in quite some time. My baby had begun teething the night before and had woken up half a dozen times. My older son (who’s been screaming out randomly at night) also woke up several times. Despite barely sleeping, I had to […]

Plant Eater

I guess you could call me a plant eater. Now I don’t mean it in the sense that I’m a vegetarian (as I consume all different types of food) but rather I’m a plant eater in the way that a woman might be called “a man eater”…I have a habit of killing plants. I don’t […]

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