Lisa Greene is a rabbi serving North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL. She is the mother of three children ages 10 and 14. In both roles she places great focus on ritual, traditional and new. She has written about sacred time for The Huffington Post, The Wisdom Daily, and her blog, Intersections (ordinaryandsacred.com).
Set the table for dinner. That’s all I asked. It was a Friday morning and there was no school. I came home and found out that my three wise offspring had convinced our nanny that they didn’t need…to set the table for Shabbat. Why? Because, after all, we were just going to come home from synagogue and eat cereal and bananas or challah and butter. I immediately went into my internal Chicken Little “the sky is falling” routine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO04VXBIS0M I had grown up with this valued tradition of Friday night dinner… >> Read More