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  • The Two Traveling Benjamins

    Intrepid Jewish adventurers, 700 years apart

  • I Couldn’t Meet My Soulmate Until I Met My Soul

    A New Year’s Eve love story that almost wasn’t.

  • The Ethical Will of Eleazar of Mayence

    These are the things which my sons and daughters shall do at my request…

  • 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.

  • 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?

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