In Hebrew, the words for face, “panim,” and internal, “pnim,” comes from the same root and has the same exact letters פנים. This is precious poetry in one word, singing in our ear the ideal, aligned state of being the world: Our innermost state shining through our face, the extension of Truth itself. In that [...]
As we are looking towards the festival of lights, I want to invite us to remain in the dark just a little longer. As the days shorten and nights lengthen we are, understandably looking for a way out. Who doesn’t enjoy lighting up the night with the Hanukah candles, or with colorful Christmas lights for [...]
Awareness of insecurity and surrender to it can soften us to let Eternity in, can humble us enough to receive that which is beyond our false sense of control. This is what The Days of Awe, and the Jewish month of Elul coming right before them is all about.
A Proposal to Build the III Temple with Bricks of Justice and Senseless Loving Kindness It has been almost a month since the beginning of the awakening of the Israeli public. The Israeli and the international media is mostly busy labeling, categorizing, predicting, pointing to what or who is missing, all but being present to [...]
Ela is an ordained rabbi, a seeker of truth, fascinated with the paths to the divine in the everyday and the extraordinary. She is now in the midst of birthing a new progressive prayer group in Tel Aviv, where she lives and works.