Tag Archives: Shabbos

on teshuvah and the things we give up

I am “supposed” to be working this morning. I will get to it. Now, being Shabbat, it is most important for me to spend time self-reflecting. We are in the Ten Days of Repentance, the time beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur. This time is important, an opportunity to practice¬†Teshuvah¬†(literally: “returning” or […]

Returning to Shabbat blogging

Good Shabbos! I’m blogging this morning and thrilled about it. It’s been a few weeks since I made the space to blog, and I miss the process in my life. I’m not sure what to write about today. Usually, there’s a theme, an experience, or a memory that rises up. I’ve usually thought about what […]

The irony of missing Shabbat

I miss Shabbat. The irony is that I never really had Shabbat to begin with. I began coming into my understanding of Shabbat in February this year when I spent extended time with my boyfriend, K, and his family. The only time I have truly experienced Shabbat was in February of this year when I […]

Purim and puppies

And so, here we find myself at the end of another week. This Shabbat, I’m in Georgia as part of a 5 day visit with my family. It’s good to be home and around the love and joy of my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and my darling niecelet, Mackenzie. Despite being in Georgia and less able […]

on toil and thankfulness this erev Shabbat

It’s been a week and a half this week. I started Monday morning with a gut-deep therapy session which blind-sided my emotional self. And then I continued into Tuesday, then Wednesday, and finally today calling every Massachusetts unemployment insurance employee I could talk to (or so it felt like).¬†Apparently my case is being adjudicated hence […]

on seeking the consistency of Shabbos

I’m finding that I crave the consistency Friday afternoons bring. Today was a off-day. With Boston preparing for the wrath of “Nemo” the city felt flustered and I, in it, isolated. I’m prepared: the groceries are ready, water bought, flashlights located. And yet, none of it seemed necessary nor important today as I sat “alone” […]