מזל טוב

queen city of the west

When Debbie and I decided to continue our rabbinic studies at the Cincinnati, Ohio campus of HUC-JIR rather than at the New York campus, a number of our friends made fun of us. They joked that we’d spend all our time in rocking chairs on the porch of our apartment. We […]

be תורה

tweet #torah to the top as we gather @ sinai

I have been “on” (or using) Twitter since January 2009. I don’t use it much socially, but rather educationally and politically. I don’t share where I am, how I’m feeling and what I’m eating. I share thoughts about #Torah, #Israel, #Palestine, #Gaza, #Iran, #Auschwitz, #Shoa, #Holocaust, […]

the boy and I

the boy with his hands raised

As I mentioned here on April 10, when I was in my early 20s, I tried to imagine the life of the boy with his hands raised being led from the Warsaw Ghetto. I spent months with him, I kept his image before me daily. I looked into his eyes, […]

giving and taking

giving

On May Day, The New York Times published an article about how to determine how much money you should donate, suggesting that “God Knows“. The article states that “Americans gave away 2.2 percent of their personal disposable income to nonprofit groups of various sorts in 2008”. It reviewed the usual amounts suggested by various “Western” […]