Archive | October, 2016

Christmas at Sukkot?

I am writing to you today from under the sukkah. About three years ago, I decided I wanted my own sukkah; I wanted to experience the joy of this season. Believe it or not, it really has added to my joy. You see, I love the Christmas holiday. I love the reason for the season […]

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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

When life becomes a whirling merry-go-round spinning out of control, do you want to cry out, “Stop the world, I want to get off!”? This was my mother’s favorite saying. As a child, I could never understand why she said that. After all, life was fun! It was full of adventure – even if I […]

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PTSD vs God

Many of you know that I live in sunny south Florida. On most days, it is a beautiful place to live. On others, not so much. The recent scare of Hurricane Matthew bearing down on us caused me to realize that my faith is not as strong as I’d hoped. In the battle of PTSD […]

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Let the Holidays Begin!

As you know, our temple family is encouraged to celebrate Shabbat in our homes for four weeks. I am loving it! The first of our celebrations happened this past Shabbat in my home, where 16 of us gathered to feast on a night of Italian cuisine. What else would you expect from a little Sicilian […]

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