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BlogElul Day 29: Return

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. The theme of return is a natural on for the last post of the BlogElul project. But for me it carries a great deal of personal meaning. Completing all 29 posts indicates a return to a writing habit I had to give... read more

BlogElul Day 28: Give

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. The act of giving seems to me, at times, to be one of the least intuitively human things we do. Anybody who has been around 3-5 year old people knows this. “Give him a turn”, “Give her the... read more

BlogElul Day 27: Intend

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. The concept of “intention” is one which, in Jewish thinking, is extremely powerful. If you intend to do a mitzvah, but are somehow thwarted, you still get credit for it. If I intend to visit a friend... read more

Blogelul Day 26: Hope

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. What, exactly, is “hope”. Is it the same thing as a wish? As more than a dream but less than a want? Is hope a fervent prayer, but one which you aren’t sure will be answered (or at least,... read more

BlogElul Day 25: Begin

This post is part of the #blogelul project started by the inimitable Ima On (and off) the Bima. I am using it as my motivation to rejuvenate this site and get myself back into the swing of things. Yesterday, I asked you what you would stop doing, so that you had room to start something new (and hopefully better). Today, I’m asking the flip-side of the question: What will you start? If you... read more

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