Does taking that journey to our own parched inner wasteland makes us a tzaddik?
Recent articles by Guest Post
Oh, but to find that elusive clarity
“And have you then no questions?
Order in the playroom! I suppose it sounds oxymoronic to call for order in a playroom, something akin to witnessing the disorder of a basketball court in a courtroom (though considering the games sometimes played in a secular court, they might as well add that!). Nevertheless, during my young married life in suburbia, I wielded […]
If the evidence for vaccine safety and effectiveness is so overwhelming and incontrovertible, then why are so many of the rabbinical and medical ‘experts’ on vaccines in the orthodox Jewish community trying to close down the debate before it even begins?
Can I check my emotions or am I a slave?
I’m so glad to be alive.
The Memoirs of Gluckel The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, which span from 1686 to 1719, is a fascinating autobiography from a frum, German Jewish mother of 14 who also worked as a businesswoman. Though she was married off at the tender age of 14, she was highly educated and opinionated in Torah as well […]
The Gansa Megilla As told to Plonis* My son loves to lain the weekly Parsha. This, I well appreciate, and delight in hearing him whenever he is home for Shabbos and finds a shul happy to take advantage of his services. After years of laining sporadically, he decided to read on Purim as well, and […]
What’s so Funny? Why do you Jews always answer a question with another question? Why not? I remember the joke, I remember the comedian, and I remember the thought I had then as a teenager in the 1980’s: Why is the humor field flooded with Jewish talent? The niggling question embedded itself into my growing […]
Tales From the Heritage House by DB Estrin, Review by Lara Gedzelman Back before there were well-trodden inspirational routes laid out and outreach machines brought large groups of college kids/professionals/mothers/businessmen (name your cohort, but be sure that the group is curated to be as homogenous as possible), there were brave souls who created or opened […]
You can read Part I of: Vaccines and Halacha, an Alternative View HERE. Long-term adverse effects Short-term monitoring of the vaccines has demonstrated that vaccines can sometimes have devastating effects on the central nervous system, the immune system and many vital organs of the body. Seizures, encephalopathy, asthma, and ‘unexplained deaths’ are just a few […]
Does this mean anything? It can’t mean nothing!
Understanding the Writer-Editor Connection In my work as a freelance writer and editor, I have experienced the joys and pitfalls of both professions from the seeming exclusive vantage point of each. My discussions with colleagues who have straddled both sides of the writer-editor divide generally focus on how each party can draw the most benefit […]
“No need to explain. You told me you were an accountant. What else do you do, like, outside of work?”
Stopping in my Room on a Hectic Evening Whose kids these are I think I know. I do not want to see them, though; They won’t catch me escaping here If I’m quiet when I go. You readers all must think it queer To hide from my own kids in fear Sneaking a bite […]
Dating in the electronic age: A Poem by R. Levy
And then I behold
The most beautiful sight,
Twenty years ago, my brother and I emigrated from the Soviet Union. He left for Israel, and I came to America. We haven’t seen each other ever since. Until now, of course, and even that was an accident
Yehudis Litvak explores a higher perspective of the ‘Song of the Sea’, in Parshat Beshalach.