Second Time Around

 second-timeSecond Time Around – An Online Event with Rabbi Manis Friedman, Jan 8, 2015

 There is something valuable and powerful about a second time – that Rabbi Friedman likens to the second set of tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai for the Jewish people.
The first set of tablets were given with great fanfare and excitement, but they didn’t last – Moses had to break them. 
Then Moses went up the mountain again for 40 days and 40 nights, and came down with the second set of tablets. This time though, it was a more modest affair, more subdued – with a lasting power that the first one didn’t have. Even though the first tablets will never be totally replaced because they are the first, and the broken pieces are still retained in the Holy Temple, the second time around – like the second tablets – can and should be in many ways better and stronger than the first.
There should be no doubt, no hesitation that a second time is meant to be; the second time is not any less valuable, nor any less real, any less true, and any less divine and meant to be. People can proceed with confidence that things will be good, and better.    Read more

Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

SJM.RDW.WebinarBannerSlowing Down to The Speed of Life – Disconnect to Reconnect
Sunday, February 1, 2015 10:00 AM EST – 11:15 AM EST

Meet in private online to practice a short and simple mindfulness exercise (with other single Jewish moms around the world).

While you are online, you will -+ have some fun!
+ feel what it’s like to be drawn into the present moment, and stay there
+ realize how focused you are
+ learn how to easily release negative chatter
+ have an experience of self-compassion (even if it’s only for a moment, it’s sweet)
+ have an epiphany about criticism – and become less critical of yourself and others
+ be able to manage stressful and upsetting situations with greater composure