The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)

Last week’s Torah Portion was Lekh Lekha meaning “Go” or “Go find yourself.” Abram and Sari set out, leaving everything familiar, including their families. My husband and I found ourselves in the same position at the exact time. Following the Torah portions (first 5 books) can be pretty comforting and eye-opening. While sitting outside our hotel last week, I saw a sight that caught my attention. Two … Continue reading The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)

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Beethoven and Kislev

Beethoven was born on December 17th, 1770. Right away, I noticed the sevens and looked up the date on the calendar for that year. His date of birth fell on the 7th day of Chanukah (Hanukkah) in the Hebrew month of Kislev. (Although Hanukkah always begins on the 25th day of Kislev, that date can fall anywhere between late November and late December on the … Continue reading Beethoven and Kislev