Uncharted Territory

© Judah Lifschitz 2020

Tonight, as I light the Chanukah menorah for the first of eight nights, the eternal message of the Chanukah holiday will be especially meaningful and powerful. Unlike other holidays on the...

As winter is upon us please heed this message from our neighbors. Wear a mask.

The pandemic has changed much in the world but it can not ruin the beauty of Fall colors. © Judah Lifschitz 2020

After posting my last blog post I received several comments questioning my analogy of the little train that could with Covid-19. These comments revealed that I did not adequately explain my...

Do you remember the book we used to read to our children about the little train that could? It dawned on me recently that Covid-19 is “That Little Virus That Could“....

A month ago I launched a web page called Tefilah MeHalev – Prayer From the Heart www.yomtovnusach.com. It all began with an inquiry by my rabbi one morning after services whether...

Rosh Hashana this year 5781 Rosh Hashana next Year 5782 © Judah Lifschitz 2020

Tonight we will usher in the Jewish New Year of 5781. Ours is not a “celebration” in the classic sense of joyful partying and merry making. Rather, Rosh Hashanah represents the...