For an extra sweet Shabbat, this variation on traditional challah adds some sweet apples to the dough just before braiding.
It is life we want, no more and no less than that, our own life feeding on our own vital sources, in the fields and under the skies of our homeland, a life based on our own physical and mental labors; we want vital energy and spiritual richness from this living source.
I remember slings and arrows,
Cruel fortune that cast me into the desert
The first desert was freedom
So no: not that desert.
This was a desert of
I consider myself an environmentalist. I write about the earth, think about the earth, care about the earth. I wrote my rabbinical thesis partly on Judaism and the environment, and I helped found en environmental advocacy committee in my synagogue.