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Overcoming Oppressive Guilt

The last couple of decades have not always been easy. I’ve got more than my fair share of trauma to speak of. And just when I thought I was starting to get a handle on things, physical pain started to become an all-consuming reality in my life. But one of the biggest plagues that has […]

Two Questions Divorcees Never Ask One Another

Divorcees have their own subculture, their own little understanding and kinship with others like them. It’s sometimes fun and interesting, you’re standing there in front of someone and it becomes clear that your family structure isn’t exactly traditional. Then they reveal that their world is your world, and the smiling and camaraderie begins. The Two […]

New Book Announcement: You’re Doing Everything Wrong

I’m extremely excited to announce the publication of my second eBook, You’re Doing Everything Wrong. If you haven’t snatched up a copy of my first book, Teach Like a Ninja, please grab a┬ácopy at your nearest convenience (and don’t forget to write an Amazon review). My new book, You’re Doing Everything Wrong, is a compilation […]

Forgiving Myself (Guest Post)

This is quite a heartfelt guest post from my buddy Isaac Green. If you also have something you’d like to say, something burning in your heart that you need to get off your chest, let me know. I’d love for you to make a guest post as well! Shoot me an email and we’ll talk: […]

Never Settle

If you’ve been watching for any amount of time, you’ve heard me highly critical of several aspects of the dating scene in Israel (especially in Jerusalem). I think single people are looked down upon, and are in many ways treated like second-class citizens. And I think that the pressure is far too intense, and it […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part III: Dating Wrong

Dating Wrong Wrapping up this little series on Jewish Dating, I’d like to discuss some major insights I’ve pieced together. I don’t have all the answers. Not even close. But 20 years of dealing with dating, marriage, and divorce have taught me a few lessons about what to do. And more importantly, what not to […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part II: Lessons Learned

we In my last post, I told many stories about the less-than-perfect experience I had with shadchanim and Jewish dating. I’d like to speak about some things I learned from these experiences. Not All Shadchanim are Created Equal First, not all shadchanim are made equal. Some really take the time to get to know you. […]

Tales of Jewish Dating, Part I: Shadchanim, Lousy Dates, and Beyond

In The Beginning… Almost two decades ago, I started dating with a fury. I was visiting shadchanim and going on dates just about every week. And I was miserable. At the time I was living in Israel, watching all my friends getting married, and itching to find my own soulmate. Arguably pathetically desperate. I went […]

The Inevitability of Infidelity

The Inevitability of Infidelity If someone cheats on a spouse, are they an awful person? When I was younger I would have thought of that as a ridiculous question. Infidelity is wrong. Done. No more talking. I still believe there is some truth to that idea; however, I think it’s a discussion worth having. And […]

Single: The Permitted Discrimination

The Single Hidden Discrimination I recently heard a brief talk. During the talk, the speaker said a few sentences that irked me, despite receiving no complaints from the crowd. “Someone who is single is incomplete.” “Someone who is unmarried can never really accomplish anything in life.” “Life cannot be properly fulfilled without a spouse.” Listeners […]

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