A Pure Heart

In the Bible,  book of Deuteronomy chapter 30:6 it is said וּמָל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-לְבָבְךָ, וְאֶת-לְבַב זַרְעֶךָ:  לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ–לְמַעַן חַיֶּיךָ. “The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you … Read More

Elul 2

‏אין צדיק בארץ שאף פעם לא יחטא There is no righteous person that never sinned. The month of Elul has always been a super reflective month for me. As it’s anthem, “I am for my beloved and my beloved is … Read More


It is Rosh Chodesh Elul! Our last month of the Jewish year. After a summer filled with outings, sun, visiting with friends, we begin thinking about getting back into our routine. If you are a teacher, you begin to plan … Read More

Yom Yetushalayim

Yom Yerushalayim is a great day in Jewish history. Please read my blog and watch rabbi sacks’s video for a deeper understanding. Jeruslam is ours! Here is a song by ben snof which always stirs me when I hear it. … Read More

Shema V’ahavta

Click on link below to listen: Dorice’s thoughts: This prayer is one of the most important prayers in Judaism. Taken from the last book in the Torah, Deuteronomy chapter 6, it expresses the Ikkar (the main essence) of our belief in Judaism, and … Read More

Eshet Chayil

Click on link below to listen:  Eishet chayil mi yimtza ve-rachok mi-peninim michrah Batach bah leiv ba’alah ve-shalal lo yech’sar. Gemalat’hu tov ve-lo ra kol yemei chayeha. Dar’eshah tzemer u’fishtim va-ta’as be-cheifetz kapeha.   Hay-eta ko-oniyos socheir mi-merchak tavi lachma. … Read More