Meditation #10 – The Obstacle of Strange Fire (part 2 of 2)

A spiritual path asks its adherents to walk their talk.  Yet that is easier said than done. Most of us are challenged by the obstacle of Strange Fire.  Meditation, and in particular the practice [...]

Tsafun—Afikoman

Pesach 5773 / 2013 Sarah Yehudit Schneider The 12th step in our seder is called Tsafun—meaning hidden or secret. It follows the festive meal and marks the time for “dessert” which, at the seder, [...]

A Chanukha Teaching–2011

Based on R. Tsadok Hakohen, Pri Tsadik – Chanuka #1 Sarah Yehudit Schneider A favorite job of the kohanim (Temple priests) was to daily light the menorah in the inner courtyard. And the midrash [...]

Shavuot 2009 / 5769

Shavuot 2009 / 5769 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Shavuot, the anniversary of the Torah’s revelation, is called the marriage ceremony between the Jewish people and HaShem.  Just as a wedding formalizes [...]