Sof Ma'arav

Lost and Found: Jewish Communities of India

Contributed by Gayle Goodman

Gayle Goodman and Michael Schuster, of Sof Ma’arav, traveled to India in December 2017 to visit Jewish communities around India to research an upcoming East West Center exhibit called “Lost and Found: Jewish Communities of India.”… Continue reading

In Memory of the Shoah Victims and Survivors “Forgiveness from the Chofetz Chaim”

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev for Shoah Remembrance Day

Rabbi and Professor Abraham Joshua Herschel came to the United States in 1939 and contributed greatly to Jewish spiritual culture. Sometime in the 1950s, he was asked if he could forgive… Continue reading

A Kailua Beach Walk

Contributed by Sandra Armstrong as it appeared in the “Currents” section of Midweek “Committed to Respecting, Saving Our Ocean” by Ron Mizutani

What came to me on this walk was far greater than I anticipated as I spotted pieces of… Continue reading

Shabbat Story

Contributed by Reb Daniel Lev

Shabbat/Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest, is most sacred to our tradition and provides us with a full day of spiritual respite each week during which we celebrate, connect with our loved ones and the… Continue reading

“Sons and Soldiers,” a Book Review

Contributed by Linda Lingle

For at least 20 years I have avoided reading books or watching movies about the Holocaust because I find them deeply upsetting.

If you don’t feel the same, or if you do, you will want to… Continue reading

In Memoriam to Daniel Mosler

Contributed by Mathew Sgan

On March 9, 2018, Pamela Landrum and I went to Court C-11 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to participate in the inurement of 1st Lieutenant Daniel Mosler. Daniel served in the U.S. Air… Continue reading

Helene Satz Receives Prestigious Award

The International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists will be presenting the 2018 Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award to Helene Satz Psy.D., ABPP, CGP. The presentation will take place during AGPA Connect 2018 in Houston at the Westin… Continue reading

You Are Bigger Than the Pain

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Most people seek help from physicians when they have a medical problem. That works best for those conditions that can be fully healed. Unfortunately, chronic pain and illness are usually not curable and repeated visits… Continue reading

A Little Learning from the Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Shiur*: The Mitzvah of Making Minyan

Contributed by Dina Yoshimi

In our recent study of Berachos (Perek Shevi’i, 47b), we encountered some teachings on the value of making minyan. We learned the following: “And Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: A person should always awake early to… Continue reading

Everyone Can Feel Joy of Life in Hawaii

Contributed by Sandra M.Z. Armstrong as it appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2/12/18

As I walk along the water’s edge, I see people, sunshine and a glistening ocean. I see people from all over the world experiencing the exact… Continue reading

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