Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat

The Kabbalah and Tu B’Shevat – What  our mystics say about The Birthday of the Trees Back in the day when many of us went to Sunday School our teachers explained that the festival of Tu B’Shevat celebrates the birthday or the New Year for the trees. But did you...
Happy Secular New Year

Happy Secular New Year

“The Jewish Greeting for the Secular New Year” Throughout Israel, especially in Tel Aviv, the last day of the year is “party night.” On December 31st Israelis will celebrate along with the rest of the world but instead of shouting “Happy New Year,”...
Christ is still the Christmas Headline

Christ is still the Christmas Headline

A Christmas Conundrum – An American Rabbi in Catholic Italy: Even here in Italy it’s headline news that public Christmas celebrations in the US are under siege. But the cream in the cannoli (Italy’s version of “the icing on the cake”), is that a US military base has...