Our Obsession With Zombies

A Halloween Reflection by Rabbi Andrew Jacobs According to the National Retail Federation, zombie costumes are the fourth most popular costume for adults this Halloween. This reflects America’s obsession with zombies who appear in numerous films, television shows and books. Zombie races, walks and other events are popping up all over the country. While Halloween and zombies are by no …

Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs, self-awareness, personal enlightenment, Jewish meditation,mindfulness, happiness

It’s Time For You To Become Enlightened!

Have you ever gone through a day and when it’s time to go to bed, you stop and ask yourself, ‘where did the day go and what did I do with myself?’ If so, then you’re not alone. Millions of people get up in the morning and continue through their day without ever pausing to appreciate the blessings in their …

Amazing Possibilities Week – Day 4

Scarlett Lewis: Forgiving, Choosing Love, Living A Miracle   While this is a true story about a modern day miracle, it began with a nightmare… On December 14th, 2012, six-year-old Jesse Lewis was killed, along with 19 other students and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Jesse’s mother, Scarlett Lewis, describes something …

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

I love documentary movies. I watch them voraciously. Truly, it doesn’t matter the topic – it can be true crime, environmental, political, religious…doesn’t matter to me. I just love finding out new information and learning new things. So, when a close friend asked me to participate in a panel discussion about a “documentary-like” film, I immediately agreed. I categorize the …

How To Activate The Immortality Of Our Loved Ones

By Andrew Jacobs, the founder of ISH and the Spiritual Leader of Ramat Shalom Pictured above are Andrew’s grandparents – Louis and Florence Landesman. Their memories are a blessing Last week, my grandmother, Florence Landesman, would have turned 100.  I share these words today in her memory. She passed away earlier this year. I mention below that Judaism is not …

Pope Fever

By Andrew Jacobs Andrew Jacobs is the founder of ISH and the Spiritual Leader of Ramat Shalom    Last week, tens of thousands of people flocked to the U.S. Capitol building to see Pope Francis. Our nations leaders came together to hear him speak before Congress. 80,000 New Yorkers won lottery tickets that secured them a place along the route …