The author reciting the Afternoon Prayer in the ruins at Gamla. ©2008 Beth Ben-Avraham. During the week, I recite the Morning Prayer at a small Chassidic shul near where I live. The rabbi has entrusted me and a few others with the key to the building. Often I am the first to arrive and will … Continue reading What Is Your Peace?
MIT: The domed Maclaurin Building, as seen from Killian Court. aka Building 10. When I first began dating my wife, she was reluctant to tell me that she has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from MIT; I’m not sure why. Eventually, she decided to come clean. When she told me, I rolled my eyes … Continue reading Writing and Social Dialectics
Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada. ©2017 Anne Guthrie. "I’ve had this idea that the amount of suffering in the world is fixed somehow. It doesn’t increase or decrease. It merely moves around. The calculus changes. Sometimes I call it the law of the conservation of suffering.” Swimming, spoken by Elijah Brooks. I am excited to … Continue reading Life’s Troubled Sea
New Jewish Cemetery, Kraków, Poland. ©2018 Beth Ben-Avraham. Last month, my wife and I attended a music performance by a young married Israeli couple. We first saw them in YouTube videos posted by friends on Facebook. I began looking for them on my own on YouTube and subscribed to their channel. When my wife heard … Continue reading You Don’t Have a Soul