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Rabbi Mordechai Becher is a world-renowned speaker and scholar, and I’m proud of being able to call him a friend. Since he is being called to speak worldwide, he is constantly traveling. One … more
Hi Everyone, I was thinking about what to write this week. I remembered that I wrote a “Poem to the Mountains” last year. When I looked it up, I really loved it… I thought to … more
My favorite Jewish holiday falls on next Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th of May. The holiday is called Shavuos and it celebrates the receiving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Torah consists of … more
Greetings everyone, it’s been a while since I last wrote here. It’s not always easy to churn out an article. I’m looking forward to continuing and I hope the ideas will flow easily. … more
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram, which is one of the leading social media platforms today. It wasn’t Instagram that they set out to create. At first, they created … more
Rabbi Mordechai Kalatsky is a rabbi in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I haven’t met him in the past, but I listen to many of his speeches online. He is an extremely refined person which makes … more
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 … 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 … 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 Gold”. … 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
I want to thank the readers for the very nice feedback, I received after the article two installments ago. In the last few weeks, it has been difficult for me to write, the good words that the … more
Rabbi Yoel Gold is a Rabbi and a High School teacher in Los Angeles. He’s become famous for his master storytelling skills. In the last few years, he’s created a nice number of videos in … more
The founder of the Chasidic movement lived about 300 years ago. His name was Rabbi Yisroel and was called the Ba’al Shem Tov. Sometimes people refer to him as The Besht, which is the acronym of … more
The Holiday of Purim is approaching. This year it will be this coming Thursday, March 17. The Story of Purim is written in the Book of Esther – one of the last books to be canonized in the … more
I’m very thankful for the nice feedback that I got on the last article. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be to my writing about the afterlife and I’m thankful that it was … more
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