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The Lane Bryant Story
She was a penniless Lithuanian orphan who created an empire.
How Nina Found Her Soulmate
Nina shares her story: how being a buddy led to finding and marrying her soulmate.
Modern Day Philosophers
I sit down with comedian Danny Lobell for a hilarious session on umbrella stabbings, Harvard rowing, bad performance art and Mexican weed.
July 4th 1776 was a Jewish Fast Day
When a door seems to slam in our faces, God opens another door somewhere else.
Shnooks at Sinai!
A you-are-there parable based on the greatest moment in human history!
Accidental Talmudist On The Road To Uman 2017
I like praying in rowdy congregations, so I expected to enjoy the Uman experience. What I got was so much more!
The Amazing Story Of Shmuel The Glazier
“Shmuel the Glazier was from somewhere in Poland and came to the [camp] after they’d taken his entire family. No illusions. Lasted about four weeks in Quarantine. Winter was coming on, but he was pretty sure he needn’t worry about it. He gave himself about ten days [to live]. One can usually tell, just from the signs.”
America Was Founded On Torah
In a wonderful talk by R’ Tzvi Freeman at Maayon Yisroel last night, I learned that Thomas Jefferson’s first draft of the American Declaration of Independence (1776) stated, “We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal…”
The Cardinal Speaks Yiddish!
True story: There used to be a joke in Paris. What is the difference between the Chief Rabbi in France and the Cardinal of Paris?
A Fool’s Urgent Question
“Rabbi, what can I do? I know I’m a fool, but I don’t know what to do about it.”
Christmas In Jerusalem With My Beautiful Mom
Good Shabbos! Ten years ago today, I toured the Old City of Jerusalem on Christmas Day with Mom. My film “When Do We Eat?” was playing in the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, and Mom seized the chance to visit Israel with me – something we’d never done together.