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
The spiritual illumination that shines in Eretz Yisrael is intrinsically completely different from every other place in the whole world.
Antiochus Epiphanes, issuer of cruel decrees / Shabbat prohibition, circumcision abolition
Long before the fidget spinner became the world’s favorite pastime, Jewish children played with spinning tops on the holiday of Chanuka.
Each Chanukah spins by so fast. / And as grandchildren light, my past becomes less real.
You are going to hate me for this: Just because of some lousy seaweed you leave your husband to make Shabbos alone in the middle of winter, with no clue where to find his wife and children.
Comforting Lights – Chanukah 5778 The Midrash Rabbah in Eicha (2:13) tells us: חכמה בגוים תאמין תורה בגוים אל תאמין Wisdom among the non-Jews, believe. Torah among the non-Jews, do not believe. This became very clear to me while listening to a certain politically Conservative podcast. The program host, a Christian who considered himself well-versed Read more
A Coney Island Chanukah: The Surprise on the Clothesline Not many children can boast of having an amusement park in their backyard, but I lived on West 3rd street in Coney Island where Deno’s Ferris Wheel, the Cyclone Roller Coaster and the Parachute Jump anchored an alternative carnival of a universe for a child growing up Read more
An exploration into The Zone found within and around every candle lit for a mitzvah, such as Shabbos and Chanukah, leads into the unique Alef Zone, making a person rich, and money may even follow.
The Wisest One of All – by Yoel Broderick The war between the Greeks and the Jews was the battle between the forces of good and evil, the powers of light vs. darkness, and the triumph of the pure over the impure. Yet it was also the battle of the wits. Read on to see Read more