According to Hasidic Jewish tradition, there are thirty-six Tzadikim Nistarim, or “anonymous righteous ones,” in the world at any given time.
Autumn is a season for ingathering and for harvest. I enjoy seeing fall leaves and pumpkins appear as September weeks pass by. The large Harvest Moon rises, and the days grow cooler with crisp air coming in the mornings and evenings. Even here in California we start marking the days as “sweater weather.”
As Christians, we may venerate the Holy Cross by kneeling before it and saying prayers. However, the best way to demonstrate our veneration of the cross is to emulate Jesus who died on it.
I went to seminary as a single, young woman in my mid-twenties after living overseas in Tanzania for three years. I returned to the States […]
At the ripe ages of ten and seven-and-a-half, my kids now understand that their clergy parents will grant them unlimited screen time on Sunday afternoons in exchange for remaining quiet enough for us to nap.
Abigail Pogrebin wrote about observing the whole Jewish year. I read about ways to cultivate faith at home.
The stark questions of little people, especially around issues of faith and faith identity, can make us very uncomfortable.