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ראוש השנה, ימים נוראים, יום כיפור, סוכות, שמיני עצרת, שמחת תורה

(Rosh Hashanah, Yamin Norim, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Shemini 

Atzeret and Simchat Torah) -  the month of holidays is over.  Last night in Jerusalem 15 minutes after the sun set, the sukkahs began to be dismantled. 

The commandment to live these days to their fullest - even so far as to build a temporary shelter with a roof exposed to the stars;  and live in it for a week - reaches every corner of the Jewish world. When I was a child we had a community Sukkah built outside the synagogue walls. The children were invited to decorate it and...


To each and everyone I have hurt or harmed - intentionally or unintentionally - I ask your forgiveness. 


We have been away for more than a month. We travelled to New York where the weather was the typical late summer fare – 27 degrees, humid, some rain and full on black clothing. Then on to Vancouver – 12-16 degrees, some sun, some light rain, lots of olive green Gor-Tex, odd sports shoes and Lulu Lemon pants. Moved inland through the Rockies to Calgary where the cowboy hats and boots dominated the airport and the temperature dropped. Finally on to Canmore, Alberta to witness the wedding of our niece while the storm clouds gathered over the mountains and sleet rained down on the ceremony.

I didn’t bring the righ...

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