Erev Rosh Hashanah

Your Purpose is Everything

Over the past few years, I spent a fair bit of time at Mass General Hospital, accompanying my spouse Gina on various appointments.  In each of the examination rooms in the cancer center, on the inside of every door, there is a sign that says this:

 “Confirming your identity will be a repetitive process while here at MGH.”

I love that.  “Confirming your identity will be a repetitive process while here at MGH.”

Seven Things I Learned About Teshuvah from Riding a Bike

When Gina and I moved from Lexington to our current home in Waltham a couple of years ago, I discovered I now lived only a mile and a half from my office, and our CDT sanctuary, in West Newton square.  The first thing that dawned on me was that I could walk to Shabbat morning services, which I have since done, albeit not as often as I’d like. I also realized that, in theory, I could now bike to work.

The Wonder of Not Knowing

The Wonder of Not Knowing

Rabbi Toba Spitzer



I wanted to share with you a piece that appeared in the Boston Globe a few years ago, by Joan Wickersham.  It’s called “Too Much Information”:


Moving & Not Moving

Seven Things I’ve Learned About Teshuvah from (Not) Moving

Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Erev Rosh Hashanah 5773



Finding What We Need

So, I want to tell you a story about toothpaste.

A few months ago, I was in a CVS, and I needed to find some Crest toothpaste. I, personally, do not use Crest toothpaste. But our kids do, and so I was charged on this day with finding a new tube of Crest toothpaste.