Airports– one of the few public spaces where it’s not only appropriate but appreciated when people direct you toward your baggage. Airplanes– designed to fulfill a tremendous human need but done so in a way that denies or disregards pretty
Eit HaZamir (2016) is a collection of songs that my wife, Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus, and I co-wrote for various family simchas and life cycle events. Though we lovingly and purposefully composed these songs specifically for bothers, sisters, cousins, and friends, we
This Shabbat I had a chance to spend two hours at a NFTY-SAR Kallah here in Atlanta. I left feeling really inspired. I think that’s because I had a chance to connect with some “old souls”– the NFTY-SAR song leaders.
There are 150 Psalms in the Hebrew Bible. And I thank God for the psalms on what feels like a daily basis. Why? Because I am so glad that the faith tradition that I practice, teach, and represent has
Check out this song of mine called “Jacob’s Journey” while you read this post. It’ll connect by paragraph 6: Awhile back I wrote about why I find such meaning in creating contexts that help others find and share their
Here’s a song I wrote called, “Seek Peace,” based on the same passage from Psalms as the photo above. It’s a good one to listen to while reading this post. I think about music a lot. One of the
So I’m stuck on the Grateful Dead again. This morning I was listening to 2/13/70 and stumbled upon the acoustic part of the show. Maybe I was exhausted, or simply a bit more open, or maybe it was the
I’m a Deadhead. There, I said it. Of course, I’ve said it before. Many times. So, in the spirit of reflecting on my love for the Dead, here’s something I particularly appreciate: How they interpret and carry forward a beautiful
I’ve just come back from two very special days in New Orleans. I was invited to NOLA by a dear colleague that I’ve known for many years and who is head of the Jewish Community Day School of New Orleans.
In this post #BlogElul meets the timeless wisdom of The Grateful Dead. “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – Scarlet Begonias We like to think