Looking Into The Spiritual Mirror

By Andrew Jacobs   Andrew Jacobs is the Founder of ISH and the Spiritual Leader of Ramat Shalom. Beginning at sundown tonight and continuing through sundown tomorrow, Jews around the world observe Yom Kippur, the holiest day on our calendar, the day when we reflect upon our lives. For the past several weeks, our tradition has urged us to spend time …

Doing Your Best With What You Have – An Inspirational Story

  I shared this story with my synagogue community as we welcomed the new Jewish year earlier this week: An old woman had two water cans which were attached to a yoke. Each day she put the yoke over her shoulders and went down to the river, filled the cans, and walked back to her modest hut. The water can …

Grateful To Be Alive

Today I am grateful to be alive. That’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing deep. I’m just grateful and blessed that I am healthy and here. I think about it a lot this time of year. One reason is because in a couple of days some of us celebrate the Jewish High Holy Days in which we ask God to “inscribe us in …