Mourning and Continuance
A dill pickle is good.
Pistachio ice cream is good.
Together, they are not good.
Good cooking means combining food properly.
Egg and onion is good -- two foods that complement each other....
Planting In Tears With Joy
I was at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, some years ago. It tells the horror and it tells it well. I've seen Schindler's List; in a sense, it portrays the horror more effectively than any documentary has. Both are missing a crucial element - the magnitude of Jewish response....
Moses Our Leader
"Money," a holocaust survivor declared at one lunch-n-learn, "is only appreciated when you lose it."
A Walk in the Valley of the Shadow
This week was a celebration of the contemporary – with vivid reminders of the past. This week’s Parsha is an echo of antiquity -- with a distinctly contemporary ring.
I stood in a cemetery in Queens, New York, awaiting my allotted 120 seconds at the Rebbe’s resting place on ...
Am levadad yishkon, a nation dwells alone
Are you a statistics person? Do you remember the numbers you read; can you retain and when necessary retrieve them? Or are you more the graphics type that relates to visuals of pies and colored blocks and zigzaggy lines to make a point? I like anecdotes, little stories that (as someone once put ...
34th ST. BETWEEN FIFTH AND SEVENTH
Walking down Thirty-Fourth Street you see the camera-clad map-wielding tourists heading towards the entranceway of the Empire State Building. They stop and look up, they lean back, lean all the way back until just before they loose balance, and they start clicking pictures – of a wide, wide ...
What makes a man a leader?
Beyond The Fringe
by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Our sedra ends with one of the great commands of Judaism—tzitzit, the fringes we wear on the corners of our garments as a perennial reminder of our identity as Jews and our obligation to keep the Torah’s commands:
G‑d spoke to Moses, ...
How To Make Great Kids
Have you ever met someone truly great? A giant? Have you felt the awe of their presence that is only enhanced when they extend themselves to you, when they draw you in? If you haven't yet, you have something to look forward to.
A Marriage in the Desert
Why was the Torah given in a desert? The marriage between G-d and His people: when they became "a singular nation in all the land", with the children being the guarantors, the blast of the shofar. Such a wonderful experience should have better taken place amidst lush foliage, ...