Just when you thought our society could not get more morally depraved, on January 12th, the annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in cities across twenty-five countries around the world. This outrageous “tradition” began in 2001 and was introduced by the group “Improv Everywhere,”
A few days ago, my young son was lying on the couch in the middle of the day. My wife asked him what was wrong, and he said he didn’t feel well. She asked, “What’s the matter?” and he said, “I think I have kavanavirus.” Baruch Hashem, he is totally fine, but maybe he is on to something.
The excitement and anticipation leading up to the recent Siyum HaShas has been matched only by the enormous follow-up coverage that followed it. There were many take-a-ways, including the great kiddush Hashem that took place. From
Thirteen years ago, I had the unenviable task of confronting someone about his drinking problem. His alcoholism was ruining not only his life, but compromising his marriage, hurting his children, sabotaging his finances, and damaging his health.
When is the last time you sat and did nothing? I don’t mean the type of nothing as in you just played on your phone, read a book or sat listening to music and didn’t really “do” anything. I mean absolutely nothing. When is the last time you sat still with no technology, without
Despite what you may have been told as a child, sharing is not always caring. In fact, oversharing with everyone, shows a lack of caring to the people we claim to want to feel closest to. We are living in a transparent generation where the trend is towards sharing
Last week, we hosted an event on the growing drug issue in the Jewish community. A few hours before the event, a young man I know, or thought I knew well, sent the letter below to me. He asked that I share it with the hope his story can help others and I began the program by reading it. When I
Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year were “the silence breakers, the voices that launched a movement.” That movement, well known by its hashtag, #MeToo, continues to hold accountable violators of abuse and exploitation. The movement is several months old and shows no signs of slowing. Just last week, a South
Though things have generally gotten back to normal and life for most of us has gone on, the horrific tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is still very much on our minds, both here in South Florida and in the country overall. As is the case with most events that attract this much media coverage, recent weeks have seen
For more than a decade, Theo Henry was more than simply our custodian at Boca Raton Synagogue. He was truly a part of our family. Literally thousands of minyanim, programs, events, and classes could not have happened without his hard work and dedication. Theo was a permanent presence in our Shul: setting up,