religion

Parties, Coalitions, and Craziness… Oh My!

Yup, politics. More specifically, Israeli politics. Not something I love to talk about, and I’m sure there will be folk who do not love to hear what I have to say. Israel’s Messy Political Situation The political situation in Israel is a mess. Now, granted, it seems to be quite a mess everywhere. Americans are […]

From Nothing to Confusion: My Religious Odyssey

It’s that time again. I worked really hard. I edited like a beast. Did everything I needed to do to make this happen, and now my latest book (#3) is ready for the masses. If you haven’t checked out Teach Like a Ninja and You’re Doing Everything Wrong, please have a look. From Nothing to […]

Healthy Religiosity, Israel vs. the World

I’ve noticed a bit of a trend lately. Folk who come to live in Israel, and slowly but surely their religiosity starts to dip. The Religiosity Counterintuitive On the surface, this is quite counterintuitive. There are so many reasons why one would think this could never happen. First and foremost, we’re in the Holy Land. […]

Religion and the Next Generation

We work hard. Every day is a struggle to be better versions of ourselves. And as much as we basically have total control over who we are and who we wish to become, we have so little control over the next generation, over what happens with the future of our little ones. Moshe vs. Yehoshua […]

Religion and the Neato Factor

For the most part, every religion wants the world to believe they are harbingers of the one truth. Some are very brazen about their beliefs, while others are far more humble about their approach. Some are very intellectual, while others prefer anything from appeals to emotion to the worst forms of manipulation. Judaism is certainly […]

The Folly of Religious Coercion

There was a raging debate in Jerusalem a few months ago. One of the hottest new hangout spots is First Station. Not only is it loaded with restaurants and shops, but there are tons of activities all the time, and it’s generally got a great feel to it. However, in a town loaded with wall-to-wall […]

Toward a Religious Truth

My third book will be published in just a matter of weeks. This one’s called From Nothing to Confusion: My Religious Odyssey. It’s never been a better time to talk a bit about some serious religious topics. The first one I’d like to address is missionaries. A Mormon Truth First, a couple of stories. Way […]

Peculiar Travel Suggestions

Sometimes being an adult can get quite frustrating. Life can lack the adventure and spontaneity that colored our youth. Or at least the amount of unplanned craziness we all expect to have when we’re younger. Many years ago I was introduced to an author who would later become my favorite: Kurt Vonnegut. I was quickly […]

Five Crappy Things about Israel that Need to Change… Yesterday

OK, I’m a cynic. I get that. But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong about everything. Nor does it mean my country gets a free pass on me pointing out its garbage. A lot of people here treat Israel as if it’s a utopia, void of any major issues. People brag left and right about Israel’s […]

The Shameful Marriage Industry

The smoke has cleared. And I am now blissfully married to my one true love. Everything was beautiful and we are working hard every day to have the dream life we’ve both always wanted. But I can’t walk away from the experience without expressing some deep and painful concerns. The marriage industry is out of […]

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