Our world is is tumultuous times. War Loss Mourning Economic crisis Natural disasters Pandemic
In a world where we have been in crisis mode over a pandemic for more than two years, we need to stop trying to define the “new normal” and move forward with looking at an acceptable risk level in our lives. In essence, we need to overcome the meshugas of coronavirus.
It’s the winter holiday season again in the world. For most, Chanukah is simply a blip on the radar. For others, it’s a Jewish holiday that’s like the other days (that one with the man in the red suit, for example). It seems that a majority fit in this second category. Then there’s another group…
כִּֽי־בַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּ֛ה יְכַפֵּ֥ר עֲלֵיכֶ֖ם לְטַהֵ֣ר אֶתְכֶ֑ם מִכֹּל֙ חַטֹּ֣אתֵיכֶ֔ם לִפְנֵ֥י יְהֹוָ֖ה תִּטְהָֽרוּ׃For on this day atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you of all your sins; you shall be clean before HaShem. Vayikra 16: 30 Every year it’s the same story. The same machzor. The same prayers. The same pleading, beating of the chest,…
Welcome to the month of Elul. This last month of the Jewish calendar marks the King being in the fields. He is close, wanting us to connect and cleave to Him.
TLDR; Jesus isn’t the Jewish messiah. He never was and never will be. It’s been extensively covered by great rabbis and addressed in my dissertation.
As many are aware, Americans in particular, today began a historic event within the history of the United States. Today began the first-ever trial of a non-sitting President for Impeachment as well as second impeachment of a President. Legalities aside, what is the Jewish approach to this?
The governments of the world are fascinating. Today’s society revolves around either dictatorships, a pseudo-monarchy, or democratic governorship (such as the democratic republic system that the United States of America uses).
The High Holidays are upon us once again as we arrive at the end of 5780, and let me tell you, it’s been a tough year.
Today my wife and I will veil, walk, and circle under a Chuppah as we recite our Jewish vows following our completed conversion to Orthodox Judaism. We’ll also break glass, have kiddush, and dance after the yichud room.
Everyone has a hierarchy that they report to, in one way or another. For some, this is identified through religious structure. Others, political. Still others, the list goes on. Everyone has this systematic structure of authority in their lives.
The United States is in a perilous time. Semiotically, it’s easy to see not only the painfully obvious signs of distress and fracture, but it’s also clear that we are in an unprecedented time. It can seem like a scary time to be an American. In fact, it’s scary just to be in the world…