Jewish Living

10/26/2018

Parshas Vayeira Inspiration by Malkie Peiser

BS”D As we enter this week’s Parsha, Vayeira, Hashem sends three angles to visit Avraham.  Despite his frailness he still does what he always would do – welcome guests; but these guests aren’t just here […]
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, […]