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Our Symphony

22 Kislev 5776 – December 3, 2015
“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”

Do Not Shame: Tamar’s Righteous Lesson

Tamar realizes Judah has no intention of giving her his last son. Now trapped-an agunah-she acts

The Day I Missed My Stop

15 Kislev 5776 – November 26, 2015
Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.

Jacob’s Justifiable Distress

“Jacob was very afraid and distressed.” His fear was physical-fear of death. His distress was moral.

A Big To-Do Over Nothing

8 Kislev 5776 – November 19, 2015
I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

1 Kislev 5776 – November 12, 2015
Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.

A Father’s Love

It's not difficult understanding why Rebecca loved Jacob, the real question's why Isaac loved Esau?


Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT

In Simcha And In Sadness

24 Heshvan 5776 – November 5, 2015
I opened my e-mail and for the first time there was an e-mail from her waiting for me.

Take A Really Good Look

10 Heshvan 5776 – October 22, 2015
The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.

A Cornucopia Of Blessings

3 Heshvan 5776 – October 15, 2015
My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.

The Yale Five (Conclusion)

28 Tishri 5776 – October 11, 2015
Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing

The Almighty’s Supreme Call To Man

26 Tishri 5776 – October 9, 2015
Torah is neither a book of history nor science, it is, first and last, a book about how to live.

Coming Full Circle

26 Tishri 5776 – October 8, 2015
In the end, I reluctantly moved into the widow’s home on my own, and somehow managed to pull through, despite my acute disappointment and frustration.

A Night In The Emergency Room: A True Story

19 Tishri 5776 – October 1, 2015
I stood up, lurching down the hall, and collided into an old man clutching a pole with in IV bag.

The Universality Of Sukkot

14 Tishri 5776 – September 27, 2015
Sukkot's the only festival sharing the pilgrimage cycle & part of Tishrei sequence-hence, double JOY

Little Boy Lost

12 Tishri 5776 – September 24, 2015
Immediately people went up to him to help him, to find out what the problem was and to solve it as soon as possible.

Divine Help To Beating Infertility

5 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
I was instructed to stop all treatment, and I did. However, I insisted on meeting face to face with my doctor.

Torah As Song

“We received Torah from Moses” or “from our parents” isn't enough. We must write our "own" scroll

Full Pockets

27 Elul 5775 – September 10, 2015
He loved to watch the boy’s face light up when he offered to learn with him, and that was reward enough.

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