Why Jews Take a Knee

We are taught from a young age that Jews do not bow (Take a Knee)…it isn’t completely true, as any Jew can tell you. On nearly all days of the year, we do not bow down on the ground. There are only three days of the year where this is …

The Nouns and The Adjectives

We live in a world of descriptions. We describe everything around us, everything within us using words that are often arbitrary and misunderstood. It’s a challenge to understand what someone else means; to struggle to interpret their meaning, not the meaning you would place on their words. Who are you? …

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Should be Drafted

Two months ago, I began a post called Yesterday’s Anger. As part of that article, I uploaded a picture of a Haredi man who did a despicable thing – he is guilty of sinat chinam (which is translated as “baseless hatred”). There are those who condemn the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community …

Yesterday’s Anger

On July 28th, I began this post…it was very hard for me to write it…and so I stopped. Today, I choose to finish it: July 28, 2017 Yesterday, I attended what was perhaps the most special circumcision ceremony (brit milah) I have ever attended in my life (including those of …

Harvey and Heels and Hakarat Hatov

When I was very young, my father had to take a job in far off Louisiana to help support our family. To put off the parting a few more days, the family drove together down south. I have no memory of how we got back…if we flew or if my …

My Daughter’s Gone to Hell

My daughter has gone to hell…or at least that’s got to be what she’s thinking right now. I know, because I went there over a decade ago with her older sister. Hell, in this case, is Poland. Not so much the Poland of today as the one in Europe some …