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There is a minor holiday in the Jewish Calendar called Tu Bishvat. This year it comes out to be on Monday, February 6. It is not a kind of holiday that work is not done nor is special clothing being … more
Thomas Edison is obsessed with making the light bulb cheap and usable. Edison is thinking about it a lot, drawing diagrams, and experimenting. “We will make electricity so cheap that only the … more
There was a Roman Holiday in the winter which was called Saturnalia. The Talmud tells us that the origins of this Holiday was from Adam – the first man. When he first encountered the winter … more
This is Part II of two columns reacting to media reports that were critical of Yeshiva Religious Education. Looking at the data gathered in this article is actually quite shameful. The only data … more
This is the second part of two columns reacting to recent media reports, critical of Hasidic Yeshiva Education. A closer look at the data gathered in the NY Times piece referenced in my last … more
This is first part of two columns reacting to recent media reports, critical of Hasidic Yeshiva Education. As I’ve mentioned in my previous column, I want to address the allegation that … more
I was asked by a reader to address the recent New York Times article which alleges that Chasidic schools in New York are not providing adequate general education.  Right now, we are in middle … more
Rosh Hashana is coming this upcoming Sunday night till Tuesday night. Rosh Hashana means the beginning of the year. It is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish calendar and most Jews in … more
Imagine if in twenty years from now, we discover extraterrestrial intelligent life. The world would be ablaze with curiosity to find out about life on that remote planet. Imagine that after many … more
In the Jewish Calendar, we are starting the annual 9 days of mourning this Friday, July 29, culminating in a fast day on Sunday, August 7, called Tishah B’av. The mourning is on the destruction … more
In the past, I mentioned Rabbi Yoel Gold. He is a Rabbi in L.A. and produces interesting short videos with personal stories. They can be found on YouTube by searching “Rabbi Yoel … more
Hi Everyone,With the summer spirit upon us, I tried my hand in some poetry. I hope you’ll enjoy it! To the mountains I raise my eyes,And with my pen I’ll express my praise.In the … more
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