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My Name Forever

My Name Forever

The conversation between G-d and Moshe at the burning bush is a conversation for the ages. It has deep implications for Jewish history – and for our own lives. If we pay attention to this conversation, we will have a key to dealing with the most difficult issues we...
Is Masculinity Toxic?

Is Masculinity Toxic?

A Torah Perspective When we reflect on Bereishit, some might say that we are looking at a Patriarchal world. A world in which fathers—men—define the family and the tribe. In truth, the Imahot were obviously pivotal in defining the family. Nevertheless, reflecting on...
Lie to the Kids?

Lie to the Kids?

A Chanukah Reflection  Ladies and gentlemen, Put on your Yarmulke, here comes Hanukah! Tell Veronica, Get out your Harmonica! As this SNL classic Jewish song reminds us, Chanukah is one of those times that all Jews connect to. But if we look at the Chag more deeply,...
Is Divergence Destiny?

Is Divergence Destiny?

This past week was Thanksgiving. It makes you think back to that original Thanksgiving dinner of Pilgrims and Indians. It is one of those moments in history I wish I could have seen. This small band of Pilgrims miraculously surviving the first winter with the aid of...
She Was Sarah

She Was Sarah

Last winter, I took a trip with my son Shaya to Phoenix to visit a Yeshiva.  It was a short day and a half trip with little time to do all we needed to accomplish.  Our flight was delayed and when we arrived, we were delayed at the car rental place for an...