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Orientation

Today I saw a clump of folks on Broadway wearing t shirts that said “Columbia University Class of 2014.” I watched them, trying not to be creepy, wondering reflexively if any of them were Jewish. This is the first time…

Rethinking 'stam yeinam'

My pregnant wife sitting at home, I stood in the grocery store aisle with two bottles of grape juice in my hand–in the one hand I had the bottle of Kedem grape juice (I usually buy the organic, but they…

Equality Day

When I was growing up, we drank tea. Lipton, with milk and sugar, two bags sometimes. I haven’t craved it in years, having thrown it over in college for coffee, or in emergencies, green tea, caffeinated. My mother and grandmother…

Shlug Kapores with Sarah McLachlan

Who says popular culture can’t teach us something valuable about tshuvah, repentance? As a way to kick off her new-ish release Forgiveness, Sarah McLachlan is launching a forgiveness contest.  That’s right, this month, you can enter Sarah McLachlan’s Forgiveness Contest…

Fress. Kvetch. Shtup.

Your life is a mess. You’re tired of the routine, you’re constantly craving more of what you’ve already attained, and you find true satisfaction in nothing and in no one. Well here’s the quick fix: 1. Plan an expensive get-away.…

The Delusion

Let’s just say that I contemplated every possible way to avoid blogging about the Israeli Soldier Facebook Photo Incident. The fact that I now am is the result of the fact that, like a lot of other people, I can’t…