Omer Count for 2013

I'm happy to share my Omer Counting Guide for 2013. I can't believe this is the 7th year I've done this. Better still, I'm happy that people are still asking for it! In writing this (brief) post, I forgot that last year, I had an article published in the URJ's 10 Minutes of Torah series. I … Continue reading

On being blind

(for Parshat Toledot) This week’s Torah portion of Toledot presents us with one in a multitude of conflicts between siblings and the challenges of parental favoritism. We read of the brothers Jacob and Esau and with whom the destiny of the divine promise bestowed on their grandfather, Abraham, … Continue reading

Remembering a Friend

This post was originally written for HUC's Blog of Continuing Jewish Learning on September 5, 2012.  Bonia passed away August 30. He was a great inspiration to me personally, and I was honored and privileged to call him "friend." The world, the Jewish world, and the music world has lost a … Continue reading