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The Beginning of the Beginning

Beginning I spoke in my¬†last post¬†about how the beginning of my Jewish journey: my chance invitation to a youth group meeting followed later by accidentally wandering into a Chabad House. I want to take the next few posts to take an in depth look into my religious journey, really turning over all the pieces and […]

I Was Attacked… The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

My faith has been interfered with multiple times in my adult life. However, one thing has never wavered, not even for a moment. I believe wholeheartedly that all misery, suffering, and hardships I have or will ever endure, will result in a positive outcome. No matter how hard things may seem at the moment, only […]

Planting and Building: Raising a Jewish Child (Book Review)

I recently finished reading Planting and Building: Raising a Jewish Child, a translation of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe’s original. It was a pretty solid, concise read. The author is extremely honest, often stating principles at odds with the accepted practices of his community, principles important for any parent, regardless of religion or religiosity. I wanted to […]

The Aggressive “Me Too” Parsha: Vayishlach

Me Too: Am I Even Allowed To Talk About This? It’s an odd sensation, clicking your fingers on the keyboard, not wanting to upset anyone but knowing it’s inevitable. I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts on the ubiquitous “Me Too” phenomenon that has smashed our culture from every side, but fear has prevented me. […]

No Such Thing as Celebrity in Judaism (Guest Post)

Welcome to my first ever guest post. ‘No Such Thing as Celebrity in Judaism’ was written by my good friend Gabe Lewin. Gabe and I met during my first year teaching in Baltimore. Out of the craziness of that year emerged a wonderful, long-lasting friendship. And I’m honored to post his beautiful and profound words […]

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