Monthly Archives: June 2020

Sof History Project:

Excerpts from the Preface to the Appendix of the Sof History Project

By Mathew Sgan

Sof Ma'arav Appendix

During the course of doing the research for the narrative (Honey and Poi) describing the origins and development of Congregation Sof Ma’arav, I was fortunate… Continue reading

From Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

A Letter to Sof Ma’arav

I’ve thought of you often while sheltering in place and I dearly hope you have been well. From my home in Jerusalem, I marvel at the inextricable bond between our hearts across 13 time zones… Continue reading

Just Being There

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

Purple and white flowers

Sometimes you can’t do enough to help another person in distress—whether it is a family member, friend, neighbor, or stranger. Fretful thoughts intrude. Should I do more? Why do my efforts seem so futile? Will my… Continue reading

Some Amusement

Two Images from Les Rosenthal

A round matza surrounded by flowers. Title says, "next year in person."A black rectangle with white stripes. Image says in English and Hebrew: "Open for me the gates of Zoom that I may enter them and praise God."

From Sid Goldstein

An image of a rabbit with a glass of beer. Title says, "A priest, a rabbit and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender asks the rabbit "what'll ya have?" The rabbit says "I dunno. I'm only here because of Autocorrect.""

From Dina Yoshimi

Dina Humor Text

The Nistar Study and Practice Circle

By Reb Daniel Lev

Baal Shem Tov Shul

Reb Wolfe Kitzes was having a panic attack under his tallit as he waited for his Rebbe, the founder of the 18th-Century mystical revival movement in Poland, the BESHT (Baal Shem Tov), to begin to blow… Continue reading

Stress Baking

By Peter Fritz

Looking for a distraction that provides comfort? Try baking bread. When you are making bread, the only thing you are thinking about is your bread. You are not thinking about anything else. If you want to try… Continue reading