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- Hero of Synagogue Shooting
“I scared the hell out of him.”
- 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.
- The Summer Solstice And Judaism – Bring On the Clouds!
The longest day of the year is a time when God’s presence is most concealed. Even on a hot, cloudless day, however, the Sages’ words of Torah aroused moisture in the air, which in turn created the beautiful semblance of a rainbow.
- 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!
- How To Create Change According To God And The Berdichever Rebbe
To communicate effectively with people who disagree with us – especially those who are on the fence and can actually be won over – we must tailor our words to the listener.
- Two Burglars Come Down a Chimney
A young man with degrees from Harvard and Yale decides to study Talmud….
- An Anti-Semite Walks Into A Bar
An anti-semite is drinking in a bar. He notices a Jew sitting at a table nearby and doesn’t like it. “Bartender! A round of the good stuff for everyone except him!”
- The Thief And The Pomegranate Seed
Before his hanging, the thief made an offer.
- Curing Jewish Ignorance
Too many Jews are turning their back on something they don’t even know. I was one of them.
- The Secret to Chanukah
Rosh Chodesh Chanukah, 5773 (2012)
I wrote the Secret to Chanukah late last night. Between then and now, I heard the horrific news coming out of Newtown, CT, where a mass murder occurred in an Elementary School.