Rabbi Leah Citrin

Headshot of Rabbi Citrin wearing a black sweater and standing in front of an ornate door

Rabbi Leah Citrin is the associate rabbi of Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, N.C. 

Shabbat in Israel: An Island in Time

Rabbi Leah Citrin
June 30, 2014

Shabbat is an island in time. It is a chance to pause, reflect, and differentiate between the holy and the mundane. And although it exists in every city, in every country, every week, something special happens on Shabbat in Israel.

Friday afternoons in...

Passover - Family Rituals

Rabbi Leah Citrin
March 27, 2012

The truth is, I never realized quite how many family rituals exist in my family's seder until last year when, for the first time in 24 years, I was not with them for Passover. I was in Jerusalem, which is a great place to be, but there is no question that...