“Shalom Rav” Gives Birth to “Yedid Nefesh!”Posted: April 24, 2011
When I began Shalom Rav back in 2006, I didn’t have much of a game plan other than writing posts about anything and everything I felt like sharing for what it was worth. Over the years, for reasons I cannot fully articulate, SR increasingly began to focus almost exclusively on peace and social justice issues, with a special emphasis on Israel/Palestine.
While these issues are profoundly central to me and my own rabbinical work, I’ve become increasingly aware that I’ve been giving short shrift to many of the other issues I used to blog about: namely, Judaism, Jewish life and spiritual practice in general.
So now I’ve inaugurated a new blog: “Yedid Nefesh” (in Hebrew: “soul mate;” and the name of a beautiful liturgical poem for Shabbat). Through YN, I hope to create an outlet for for a variety of subjects that are near and dear to my heart. At the same time, Shalom Rav will remain primarily a social action/world issues/social justice- themed blog.
What can I say? I guess it’s never to late to find a little equilibrium. Please surf over to Yedid Nefesh – and if you like what you read there, I invite you to subscribe and join the conversation!