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Unplug for Less Doing and More Being

This is why I’m committing to unplug on March 1-2

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Ten Minutes Inside My Head: Why I’m Unplugging on March 6, 2015

On February 17, after enjoying having my three kids off for four days for President’s Weekend, I was ready for them to return to school, and for me to get a lot of work done. But by 5:45 am I learned that their schools were cancelled because of snow. By 11:30 am, as I was […]

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Ask the Big Questions

When I was young, my sister taught me one of the most important things I needed to know about the High Holy Days: Always ask the big questions. As kids, we attended services with the adults since child-friendly services hadn’t been invented yet. It was long. Really long. Now I lead services and understand why […]

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A Day of Unplugging – My Personal Challenge

Shabbat was created to give us one day of rest each week. Traditional Jews follow a very strict guide about what activities they avoid for 26 hours, beginning at sundown on Friday and ending after sunset on Saturday. They don’t work, clean, shop, spend money, watch movies, listen to music, write, draw, drive, cook with […]

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How will You Celebrate Simchat Torah?

The following is a guest blog post by Dina Mann, National Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Reboot, an organization that engages and inspires young, Jewishly-unconnected cultural creatives, innovators and thought-leaders who, through their candid and introspective conversations and creativity, generate projects that impact both the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. Traditionally, this is a day of celebration. Dancing, […]

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Unplugged, Interfaith Style

An interfaith father figures out what it means to unplug from our fast-paced world in order to connect to Shabbat with his family.

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