Happy New Year 5777 (A little early)

I find the metaphors people use for time to be very interesting. Many people use the metaphor of time being a line where you start at one point, continue through time sequentially until you reach the end point. You have the first day of school, you travel through time day by day until you reach…

Holidays, Calendars and Mistakes

As my mistakes go, this wasn’t a particularly large one or one that had significant consequences.  I read the weekly Torah portion off of the wrong calendar and so I had the wrong Torah portion for that particular week.  No, don’t panic, no child’s bar or bat mitzvah portion was affected.  What was affected was…

The Promise of Land

Soon we will celebrate Passover, the remembrance of our going free from slavery in Egypt to freedom and, eventually, the Promised Land.  It must have seemed like such an improbability that we should go free.  We had been living in Egypt for over 400 years and we had been slaves for generations.  You were a slave…

We’re On Our Way!

I was so excited to hear this week that Adat Chaverim has signed a contract to purchase land for our future home!  If you’re not familiar with the land that we’ve chosen, it’s at the corner of Lebanon and Batsford in Frisco, but the major intersection is actually Lebanon and Independence.  It’s only about 4…

Naming My Rookie Mistakes

I mentioned that I’m new to blogging and already I’ve made a couple of rookie mistakes. First, I asked for comments not realizing that the comments were turned off. Oops. Apparently, there are spammers who post ‘comments’ that are really ads. I had no idea this was a thing. The few blogs that I’ve read…

Starting the Conversation

I love to write with fountain pens.  There’s a practical aspect that when you’re writing using a fountain pen, you don’t have to press as hard as with a ball point pen so they’re easier on your fingers.  I also enjoy the feel of writing with a fountain pen with the pen gliding across the paper.  I admit…

Looking ahead, step by step

Happy New Year! Not only am I excited about the New Year and all the possibilities it brings, I’m still excited from the fantastic kick-off party we had to launch Livnot, our campaign to build our future home. I am extremely grateful to everyone who organized and set up the event to make it such…