And the World Was Silent; Until…

In the past few years, Syria has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of its citizens. And the world has remained mostly silent. In Myanmar, there has been a systematic process of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya. And the world has remained mostly silent. Tamil minorities are being slaughtered in Sri Lanka. …

What Not to Teach Children

FURTHER UPDATE:  (10:15am November 16, 2017) I have posted a follow up to the original post that can be seen here.   UPDATE: (8:00am,November 16, 2017) Before posting this blogpost, attempts were made to contact the author/editor. After no replies were received, I the wrote this piece. I have since …

A Magical Shabbat in Hevron

For years, I have watched as thousands have flocked to Hevron for Parashat Chaye Sara. Each year, I say I am going to join them and each year something comes up that prevents that from happening…until this year! There is so much to share and to tell that it makes …

Tears of Happiness / Tears of Sadness

Yesterday, as soon as I saw an invitation online to come to a Brit Milah, I said that I would attend. This wasn’t “just” another Brit–it was a Brit of a newborn boy, in the Salomon family. This is the family whose grandfather, Yosef and two of Yosef’s adult children …