In order to create a special holiday experience we take into consideration appearances, thoughts and intentions, as well as actions. How much should we worry about things going wrong? How seriously should we take the thoughts of children?
David Greenstein serves as rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, NJ. David is the author of Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar (Stanford University Press, 2014). He is looking forward to teaching again this summer (2015) at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and at Neve Schchter in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.