PreShabbat: My last Friday in Jerusalem

January 11, 2019

In Israel, it’s impossible to escape Shabbat! Even if you’re secular. Or Atheist. Or not even Jewish. Shabbat is a presence to be reckoned with, especially in Jerusalem.

Bialik and Kabbalat Shabbat

January 4, 2019

Here I am in Tel Aviv, standing infront of the fabulous home of Chaim Nachman Bialik. Hayyim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934) was the Russian born “National Poet of the Jewish People.”