“People put a lot less effort into picking apart evidence that confirms what they already believe.” -Peter Watts Given the current attention given to the murders, protests, police brutality and riots across the United States of America, I find it difficult to write about anything not related to this news that is dominating the headlines.

As I arrive daily at my office, I reach for my Tallis and Tefillin. After donning them, I instinctively begin to head for the Shul, but, alas, the Shul, which sits just ten feet from my office, is dark and desolate and off-limits for public davening. Sometimes I sneak into the sanctified sanctum, hoping beyond hope to see mispallelim fill the tables with their siddurim and seforim

Shavuos: holiday of flowers, cheesecake, blintzes – and so much more. Like the first Shavuos three thousand years ago, this holiday presents us with an opportunity to reach true personal acceptance of the Torah. How can we bring ourselves toward this point? How can we overcome our feelings of distance

Since before I started writing these articles, I’ve had a document on my Google Drive titled “Article Ideas.” Anytime an idea for an article would enter into my brain, I’d head over to this document and add my idea to it. This would ensure I wouldn’t forget my idea. The following is an article based on an idea that

One evening not long ago I was out driving on the highway during a rainstorm. 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. For the next few days, I drove around with increased hesitation.

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