Like many of you I had a garden this summer that was strangely impacted by all of the rain in July. Not only did the tomato plants rot, but the weeds went crazy. The more I tried to weed the faster they seemed to grow until finally I gave up. But I also found that dormant wildflowers also grew. I had kinds of beautiful varieties I had never seen before. So now my yard is very colorful and very overgrown (and I was still able to harvest a few delicious tomatoes).
A New Year essay by Rabbi Alison Adler ’08, spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly, was featured in the September 1, 2021 Jewish Journal.