Zoe’s Discovery Journey Continues…

Zoe’s Discovery Journey Continues…

Rene Annette Wallace was born to an agnostic single mother who was also a women’s rights advocate. Rene had no knowledge of G-d or spiritual things, and at the age of eight years old, she was invited to church by her babysitter. Even at a young age, Rene understood...
Ties Between Morocco and Israel Run Much Deeper than Recent Accords

Ties Between Morocco and Israel Run Much Deeper than Recent Accords

A toothless old Berber sits in the shade of a small tree at the edge of Agouim, a tiny village 45 miles south of Marrakesh, and speaks of a singular morning in 1948 when he, as a child, helped his Jewish neighbors abandon their homes in Morocco for Israel. “I helped...
From Mourning to Gladness: Tisha B’Av

From Mourning to Gladness: Tisha B’Av

In the blazing heat of summer, when the land is parched and dry in Israel and throughout the Western world, an intense period of mourning begins for observant Jews. For three weeks, beginning on the Hebrew date 17 Tammuz, (which falls on Sunday, July 17, 2022), until...
Something Very Special

Something Very Special

Inna Pletenetska was born in Antratsit, Eastern Ukraine, a coal-mining town located about 100 miles northeast of the currently embattled port city of Mariupol. Since the escalation of Ukraine’s ongoing war with Russia began in March of 2022, Mariupol has slowly...
Oh, Say Can You See Clearly?

Oh, Say Can You See Clearly?

“Oh, say can you see.” Many of us begin to feel a lump forming in our throat at the first musical strains and hearing that phrase. The late Paul Harvey explained our reaction to the National Anthem. He said, “It is our song as an American.” As...
The Eclectic Musical Talent of Rabbi Jan

The Eclectic Musical Talent of Rabbi Jan

When Rabbi Jan finally asked G-d, “If the music is so important, what’s more important?” G-d answered, “A false sense of perfectionism is more important to you.” After this very painful “blind spot” revelation, Rabbi Jan immediately found a studio and committed to...