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Recently, I was out driving on the highway during a rain storm. I signaled right and started to switch lanes. The problem was that, due to low visibility, I failed to see a van that was moving into the same space. Its tail swiped the front side of my car.
At the conclusion of the festival of Chanukah, we should give some thought to its lessons. After all, it is the purpose of every Jewish commemoration, holiday and festival to direct us how to live as a Jew and to serve Hashem under all circumstances.
This week, Atlantic Magazine reported an increasing trend in South Korea where professionals and students seek relief from their stressful work and academic pursuits by checking into, of all places, a prison for a weekend:
I received a disturbing phone call on Friday. It was from a couple in their late 60’s who have a married daughter and grandchildren in Passaic. Their daughter and son-in-law do not daven here regularly; however, the gentleman who called me – let’s call him Grandpa – davens by me
The short version of the story is that the Greeks along with the assimilated Helenized Jews tried to destroy Judaism by imposing Greek values on the rest of the Jews. A small group of Jews (the Maccabees) successfully battled back and managed to maintain traditional Jewish
In talking about cognition you need to talk about epistemology, the branch of philosophy that deals with knowledge: how do you know what you know? We talked about the scale of cognition as ranging from skepticism on the left hand end of the scale, which posits you can
Mondays can be challenging. As the first day back to work, it requires us to leave behind our relaxing weekends and jump back into the grind. Making matters worse, we have to reestablish routines that got interrupted by the relative serenity of Saturday and Sunday. No wonder some
Rabbi Dovid Sapirman’s book Emunah: A Refresher Course serves two distinct roles. It is on the one hand a terrific compilation of some of the clearest rationales for believing in Yiddishkeit, concisely and lucidly presented. This author, like many others, found it an enjoyable and enlightening read.