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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 9/12/2018
For many years, our ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) – which includes an extensive list of the values Edna and I agreed to practice in our new home together -- served as an ethical roadmap for our lives. But as Edna and I celebrated our 25th anniversary a couple of years ago we thought that updating it with an Ethical Will -- a non-binding document for the purpose of passing values, wisdom, stories, wishes, feelings, advice or important information to our three children -- would be important.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 8/22/2018
Have you ever seen a glass blower at work? She usually holds a long iron pole, with a red hot lump at the end, alternately rolling, shaping and gently blowing into the pole to create something beautiful. It’s sweaty work, requiring a deft balance between strength and subtlety, pressure and ease.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 7/11/2018
“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.” Abraham Joshua Heschel This quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel inspires me to look with fresh eyes at the world. When I actually succeed, I am indeed amazed.
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