Jewish Living

05/16/2018

Shavuot: “I’m Getting Married in the Morning…”

BS”D This article is dedicated as a zechus for Refuah Sheleima for Esther Shaindel bas Shoshana. *************************************** Based on/inspired by an article on Tikkun Leil Shavuos by Eli Landes, for Chabad.org. ********************************************************************** A moving festivity permeates […]
04/24/2018

Parshas Kedoshim Song

BS”D To Tune Of: שישו ושמחו *********************************************** Hashem says we must be holy, ‘Cause He’s Holy – “Ki Kadosh Ani.” Every person, their parents they must respect; And from idols must reject. Leave a bit of […]
03/27/2018

Pesach: Tradition: Where Our Past, Present & Future Meet

BS”D I dedicate this Pesach chiddush l’ilui nishmas Rebbetzin Miriam (Friedman) bas Ita Menucha of righteous memory. **************************************** This Pesach, I would like to share with you a few thoughts based on a Pesach sicha (talk) given […]
03/18/2018

How I Carry on Sarah’s Legacy by Chaya Gurevitz

When I think of Sarah Imainu, I think of Shabbos candles.  How Sarah Imainu’s lasted from week to week, never burning out.  How Rivkah carried on her legacy, and brought back the light of the Shabbos candles […]
02/26/2018

HAMANTASCHEN! by Raizel and Shaina Laber

BS”D HAMANTASCHEN! Written by Raizel Laber; Photography by Shaina Laber Everyone loves hamantaschen, but they also have a deeper meaning. They symbolize the hidden miracles of Purim. In the story of Purim, there were no […]
02/25/2018

Ways to Be Jewish

Ways to be Jewish. Written  by Neshama Sari (Inspired by the story of Esther when she made a invitation to the King to hear her request) Making the party making lots of invitations friendly reminders […]
02/15/2018

You are the Light By Neshama R. Sari

You Are The Light Written and Composed By Neshama R. Sari 2018 Verse 1: The dark is more than dark, the light is more than light, when together, the light shines brighter than the eyes […]
11/13/2017

THALIA’S LEGACY – The Story and Song

BS”D Shalom everyone!  Today on JGU, we present to you a gift of legacy.  The lyrical words you see below, and the song you can listen to, is the legacy of Thalia Hakin A”H.  Thalia was a […]
11/03/2017

Parshat Vayeira: Giving Room to Run… and Grow

BS”D Good Shabbos to everyone! I dedicate these divrei Torah as a zechus for a blessed and speedy Refuah Sheleima for Rochel bas Daniella Dshoar. *************************************** In the closing of last week’s parsha of Lech […]
10/29/2017

Links on a Chain by Mushka Heidingsfeld

Surrounded by G-d’s presence Sarah sits waiting; Finally it’s time to ignite the flames The first link she’s creating. Rivka, Rochel, Leah, our mothers Continue the chain Covering their eyes They silently pray. They pray […]
10/22/2017

Hidden by Rivkale Pink

Two shining flames Tucked away, hidden Behind the musty walls I remain Immovable I stand As the flames       Flicker and dance I cradle my child Whispering Gently in her ear My dear child When you […]
10/20/2017

Parshat Noach: “Whatever Floats Your Boat..?”

BS”D Good Shabbos! I dedicate this parsha-post l’ilui nishmas all those who tragically perished in the recent California wildfires, and as a zechus for brachos, yeshua, refuah, nechama, koach and achdus, for their survivors and those […]
09/28/2017

Light: A Mother’s Prayer by Vicky O’Brien

BS”D By Vicky O’Brien in memory of her son Meir a”h, who was taken too young at 20 years old. ******************************** Please do not extinguish the light. That is my sincere prayer. We will fight […]
09/12/2017

Shabbos Candle-lighting Poem by Chana’le Greenberg

As I cover my eyes, Every Friday night, Shabbos comes in, A new day begins. The glow of the candle, Makes me feel so special, To have my own light, Makes my inside shine bright! […]
08/28/2017

Good Will Come by Rivka Resnick

I’m sure no one desires Sadness, hurt, and pain And I can light the world up now ​And stop the endless strain. I raise my eyes and daven, I smile knowingly, I’m sure that good […]
08/15/2017

Friday Candles Journal by Rachel Loonin

BH My first memory of lighting Shabbat candles was when I was in first grade.  We had a weekly Shabbat party that met in the common area in between the kindergarten, first, second and third […]
08/15/2017

Shabbat Candles by Mimi Gerschman

BS”D I think lighting Shabbat candles is special because it really feels like I’m really, really close to Hashem and I feel it is a special opportunity to light the candles.  I don’t know what […]
07/17/2017

I Light My Shabbos Candles by Yehudis Roesnthal

Sparkling bright It’s Friday night I light my Shabbos candles. I stand beside my mother While saying the bracha I light my Shabbos candles. Each light chases the dark Showing a Jewish spark I light […]
07/17/2017

Lighting a Candle by Maggie Hakin

BS”D Lighting a candle is like lighting a person’s life with Torah, mitzvot, and kindness. It is also like making the person spread the Torah and mitzvot to everyone else, even non-religious people. — Maggie Hakin, […]
07/17/2017

My Candles Forever by Golda Epstein

I bring my hands toward me, the wrinkles she does see — My darkened number on my arm for all eternity. A soul so pure and precious, to evil she is not wise, And the […]