Yes, 666 is the devils number, but maybe there’s other interpretations.
Moses’ admonition of fierce faith to us Jews is placed in the mouths of our ancestors who preceded Moses.
I’m trying hard, not always with success, to live in and love the world, to leave it better than how I found it.
Slowly, that sense of “at-homeness” so vital to sustaining Jewish community has begun to find a home with me and my congregants.
I felt once again as if I were swimming in a sea of microbituaries: tiny shrieks of outrage, auditory grave markers for the deceased.
Alone among these out-of-focus gems of my past, the photograph of my bubby — Yiddish for great-grandmother — Anna, is sharp and well developed.
To remain sane, a spiritual leader must temporarily retreat from all the sound and fury in order to sit alone and speak with God, if he or she wants to continue to sit and listen well to others. That is why I felt so blessed to sit with the Jesuits by the Hooch.