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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.