Hot Air Balloon “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Herman Hesse Yom Kippur, the most serious day of the Jewish calendar, is nearly upon us. As in the past, we will go to shul on erev Yom Kippur to make our final preparations for the awesome day. Printed in the machzor is a tefillah (prayer) that I must

last-chance This past Sunday I traveled to Phoenix in order to present at a national conference for school business officials. When my teenagers found out where I was going, my trip quickly took on new meaning. To them, the conference was really only a means to a loftier purpose, which was to shop at a local clearance store called Last Chance.
wells-fargo “And you will return to the Lord your God, and listen to His voice, according to everything that I command you today; you and your children, with all your heart and all your soul.” Devarim 30:2 Jewish communities worldwide are bracing for an unprecedented teshuvah movement on the heels of Wells Fargo Bank’s CEO
fitbit “Rabbi, what is that on your wrist?” “It’s a Fitbit.” “Why do you wear it?” “It tracks how many steps I take each day, the quantity and quality of my sleep, and other important pieces of information.” “C’mon Rabbi, sounds like shtick to me. Do you really need that? What does it do for you? You already know you should
trump With the Democrats successful crowning of a uniquely disliked political figure, and Mickey Mouse the only other figure in American life that seems to draw consistent unsolicited votes, Donald J. Trump has an actual – if long – shot of winning the White House. Trump’s primary success has come to the surprise of much of
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