“Anything! Anything!!” Yumi banged on the table. Dovy rushed to right the wine bottle about topple from the concussive force. “The rocket has taken off,” he said to Jesse with a smile. “He can do absolutely anything!!” bellowed Yumi as he pushed his powder-blue shtreimel further back on his forehead and downed another shot of Read more
I always have trouble this time of year. We’re in the infamous ‘nine days’, Tisha b’Av is around the corner. I know it’s a time of mourning, and as a Jew with a long-eyed view of history, I know there’s plenty to mourn about. That’s not the problem. My temperament’s not the problem either. Melancholia Read more
The ball was coming the boy’s way.
When does survival become a crime? When does choice become treason? And what choice do we have when all choices are wrong?
“My father and mother both went through the Holocaust. They always told us stories about emuna and bitochon, trusting Hashem.”
In the merit of all the modern-day “righteous women” may we soon be redeemed from this long and bitter galus.
A diamond doesn’t lose its value just because it was buried in the ground for while. Just clean it off, and you will see its brilliant shine.
It took a few days for me to realize that if I wanted to go back to Kindergarten I would have to play by the grown ups’ rules.
The birth of a child is a blessing for any family, but for our family my son Joshua’s birth was also an affirmation.
A Serial Haiku Call to Spiritual Arms Darkness is a bluff, It seems like it’s forever, It’s gone in a wink. A tiny light bulb, Can light an amphitheater, So can your light too. Yoseph is a spark, Esav is a bale of hay, Doesn’t stand a chance. It’s easy to Read more