Ashur’s Roses

Ashur bought the biggest bouquet in the flower shop. Long-stem red roses, white carnations – it was spectacular. “That’s the one,” he said to me. “That’s the one I want to buy.” A few minutes earlier, as I waited for Ashur to arrive I’d also bought a bouquet, a more diminutive spray of Gerber Daisies. … More Ashur’s Roses

A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke

So, a lawyer walks up to a rabbi and asks, ‘what’s the secret of eternal life?’ Sounds like the beginning of joke, doesn’t it? But it isn’t. It’s a profoundly important question, not because of the question itself, but because of the conversation that follows, which, as it turns out, isn’t really about life in … More A rabbi, a lawyer and so much more than a joke