Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Few Words After My No-Fasting on Yom Kippur Blog

Yesterday, I had quite a strong readership, as I went on the record to the public about not fasting on Yom Kippur. I welcome the reactions and the conversation – the whole point of being a writer is to introduce … Continue reading »

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Why I Do Not Fast on Yom Kippur

For the longest time, I felt guilty about it. Then I did it – fasted the whole 25 hours, in my orthodoxy, and really I had no trouble physically fasting – only emotionally. Because I had no trouble physically, I … Continue reading »

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Reflecting on Regrets on the Eve of Atonement

A rabbi on Facebook today urged people on this eve of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, to reflect on their biggest regrets and use that reflection to guide them toward smarter, wiser, fuller choices in the year to … Continue reading »

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Last night, I noticed a beige spider on the ceiling above the stairs. It was night, and the children were about to go to sleep and really, unless I wanted to perch precariously over the stairs and risk tumbling to … Continue reading »

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A Weekend Ahead

When I’ve studied Vedanta, one of the world’s oldest philosophies, I was struck by Swami Parthasarathy’s assertion that we shouldn’t need a weekend. If we work for a higher purpose, he says, work wouldn’t be work – it would just … Continue reading »

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