September 23, 2018

Accidental Talmudist

On a recent Friday evening, I walked up my street at a brisk pace. One of the great blessings in my life is Rabbi Yekusiel Kalmenson’s...
Nothing makes me feel better than seeing Ethan smile. He glows when he sees me and I glow too. As I greet him, I can’t help but erupt...
I try to call my dad every day after I drop off the kids at school, a good way to fulfill the Fifth Commandment. I mention I’m going on a...
Two weeks ago, I received a crazy call. “We’re putting together a Super Bowl Party for the Homeless. Last year’s video went viral, so...
I did not expect to hear a Torah teaching about the #MeToo movement in a Chasidic synagogue. Rabbi Reuven Wolf, however,
Shabbat begins. I follow Rabbi Reuven Wolf into 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn — Chabad World Headquarters. The prayer space is packed...
I thought I understood the power of prayer, until I went to Uman. Long before I reconnected with Judaism, I felt connected to God.