Rise Up

Rise Up

A conversation between G-d and Moshe reveals a key to overcoming setbacks. We all face setbacks. They are an integral part of our journey. A tendency is to be discouraged. We often feel that a setback is evidence that the steps we took forward were misguided. After a...
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...
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...
An Elul Reflection

An Elul Reflection

Ladies and gentlemen, we have hit the jackpot.  Whichever political party you love or hate – life here in the US is pretty amazing. There is economic bounty, political freedom and only four years until you get to vote your least favorite politician out of office....
The Place G-d Will Show You

The Place G-d Will Show You

Ever feel that you don’t know where your destiny lies? You’re not alone. Ever since Avraham, the Jewish people have been on a vulnerable journey to a destination that’s often unknown. *** This past April, four days before Pesach, I arrived in Israel. I went...
Not By Bread

Not By Bread

Meaning of Time Recently, my wife was diagnosed with an intracranial tumor. Though benign, this large tumor exerted pressure on her optic nerve, and she experienced significant loss of vision over a period of several months. For a long time, we were in the dark...