Choosing the Miracles of Our Lives

Choosing the Miracles of Our Lives
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Sandra Lilienthal

Adult Jewish Educator

Why was there a time in our history in which G-d saved us "with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,” but we struggle now to see G-d tangibly in our lives? Sandra Lilienthal suggests that this evol... See more

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Jewish Views on Miracles

Reprinted from The Jewish Religion: A Companion, published by Oxford University Press. In the Bible, the Talmud, and all other ancient and medieval Jewish writings it is taken for granted that miracles can and do occur, although a miracle was not thought of as a suspension of natural law since, before the rise of modern science, there was no such concept as a natural law that required to be suspended.

Lo Bashamayim Hi: Animated Musical Adaption - The Oven of Achnai

"The Law is Not in Heaven." Seems simple, right? God gave us the Torah and now we can do whatever we want with it. If you only read the first half of the story of Achnai's oven, that's exactly what you might think, but it's a little more complicated than that.

JHOM - Miracles - Martin Buber

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Sandra  Lilienthal, 

Adult Jewish Educator

Sandra Lilienthal is a Jewish Educator who has great enthusiasm for teaching Judaism as a living religion, and infusing true passion for it among those who study with her. She is part of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning faculty, an adjunct professor at Gratz College, and the author of Pillars of Judaism, an Adult Education two-year curriculum. Sandra is a frequent speaker at Jewish education conferences, Limmud conferences across North America, synagogues and other Jewish organizations. In 2015, Sandra was nominated by her students and was awarded the prestigious Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
Sandra received her Master’s in Jewish Studies and her Doctorate in Jewish Education from Gratz College. Sandra has worked in the Jewish Education field in many different capacities for the last 25 years: Religious School teacher, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, Director of Education, Director of Lifelong Learning. She has taught every age from preschool to adults, both in her native Brazil and in the USA (Waco, TX and South Florida). For the past 12 years, Sandra has focused on teaching adults and building communities of learners in South Florida. For more on Sandra, check out