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 […]
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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.
“What if your Reich would be overthrown?” the little man said. His lips trembled.
Would you hold the elevator
For an eight foot alligator?
Amidst the clothing, and the spending,
And the things, things, things, things,
On parenting and frisbees – Guest post by Dena B. Estrin The stresses of parenting were getting to me. I had heard one too many comments about my housekeeping– “Yuck!-you’re not going to save that are you?”–as I watched the perfectly good chicken that was a couple of days old get dumped in the garbage. […]
Book Review: The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith by Judy Gruen (She Writes Press, 212 pages) Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon Judy Gruen’s memoir, The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith, manages to be many extremes: light and heavy, profound and amusing, uplifting and serious. These contradictions are […]
There are many, many examples throughout Tanach of the lesser person, the one trodden upon or ignored, being chosen by Hashem for an exalted role.
Rabbi Klatzko’s Ten Commandments of a Good Marriage – guest post by Yoni Schussel
The Ispaklaria key was shaking so hard in his trembling hand that he couldn’t even see what he was doing. It’s got to work, it’s got to work, PLEASE work!
I created the Elisha Davidson trilogy to inspire the imaginations of our teens to our phenomenal, life-enforcing Jewish heritage.