Related Blog Posts on COVID-19, High Holidays, and Spirituality

Kabbalah, Tarot, and Delving into Mystical Judaism

Chris Harrison
February 8, 2021
Some Jews have extended their mystical journey into the world of tarot – like Heather Mendel, a Jewish mystic, author, artist, and speaker who has spent her life exploring this connection and has written extensively about it.

Israel's Vaccination Story

Rabbi Marc J. Rosenstein
February 2, 2021
Everyone has an opinion on what we should have done – but as this crisis has exposed weaknesses in social solidarity, in leadership, in democratic processes here, it has also demonstrated clearly the strength of the Israeli health care system.

The Many Masks of Joseph

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
December 24, 2020
One day, we too will be able remove our masks. It will take longer than we hoped for, but it will happen. The journey from here to there will be hard, laden with loss and sorrow, but we will make it. The road to healing and catharsis will not be a clear and steady progression, but rather, like that of Joseph and his brothers, filled with moments when it seems as if for every step forward there are two steps back.

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Time of Pandemic

Rabbi Melissa Stollman
December 7, 2020
No matter what we face in the world right now, we still can thank God for what we have – including the blessing of each new day and the hope for a brighter tomorrow.