A Surprising Jewish Lesson From This Is Us
Posted on 02/06/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Regular viewers of the NBC show This Is Us are familiar with the series’ frequent use of the dramatic technique of switching back and forth between the past and the present. In the present, the three...
The Cringe Worthy Mrs. Maisel
Posted on 01/15/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
I didn’t realize there was anything Jewish about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel before I started watching it. Some friends were raving about the Amazon Prime Video series on Facebook and then I read that the...
Watch Something Jewish
Posted on 01/09/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Sarah Lefton, Creative Director of BimBam.com had, by her own admission, a mediocre Jewish education. Part of her self-prescribed remedy was to create and market Jewish educational videos.Jewish educational...
Making God Real
Posted on 01/03/2018 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
When I was younger, God was pretty irrelevant to me. I had no relationship with God and couldn’t have told you whether or not I believed there was a power greater than humanity running the world. Today,...
I Was Once An Ignorant Jew
Posted on 12/22/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
I was born into a Jewish home but given no Jewish education as a child. Judaism to me was no more significant than a series of cultural artifacts – the blue and silver-covered Maxwell House Passover...
Ten Expressions You Didn't Know Come From The Bible
Posted on 12/12/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
My husband and I were on a long road trip recently when he casually mentioned that the expression "cream of wheat" comes from the Bible.Turns out, just by speaking English, most of us know a lot more...
Why I Don't Decorate For Chanukah
Posted on 12/04/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
I’m in a Jewish Facebook group that, over the past few days, has had a series of posts with hundreds of comments about the availability, or lack of availability, of Chanukah decorations in their local...
An Accidental Messiah
Posted on 10/08/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Reviews
Many Jews associate the idea of a messiah with Christianity. The truth is, the concept of a messiah is actually very Jewish. In fact, many people are unaware that in Jewish thought, there are two messiahs. One...
Sukkot: The Quintessential Biblical Holiday for the Nations
Posted on 10/03/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
If you’re a Jew and you’ve never heard of any of what I’m about to show you, hold on to your hat, because this will blow your mind. Until I became Torah-observant, I had never heard of the...
The Target Shipping Snafu and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Posted on 09/11/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Holidays
As cleanup from Harvey continues and Irma moves across South Florida, like many, I have been trying to make meaning from these dramatic weather events happening in such close proximity to one another. If...
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