A critical lesson of the Holocaust is that all it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing, to paraphrase Simon Wiesenthal. Yes, for many “good” people, all it takes is silence, looking the other way, ignoring the atrocities committed before their eyes. But for most people, a larger number than… Continue reading It takes every single one of us
Now featured on America's Frontline Doctors. Let’s face it, the State of Israel is not what we thought it was. This is now a place where you can be turned away because you haven’t submitted yourself to an experiment in the past 6 months. (But as long as you're part of a beauty pageant, you… Continue reading The “Jewish” State Is No Longer Jewish
People don’t care about each other anymore. Did you notice? Did you notice how no one actually checks up on you, how everyone hides behind the internet? Fakebook and iDon’tMessage feel like a cheapskate move to “stay in contact.” Nobody stays in contact anymore. People who were once friends, once faces you saw in real… Continue reading Humans Are Irrelevant
If you don’t follow the Torah, you have no moral basis. You might argue that you don’t really need the Torah, because you have the right ideas already. You know it’s important not to kill, not to commit violence against another, not to steal. But how long can you go through life relying on your own intuitive… Continue reading If you don’t follow the Torah, you have no moral basis.
Imagine this for a moment: A woman finds her married life frustrating. Her husband is good to her, if a little too jealous for her taste. He doesn’t like when his wife flirts with other men and spends a bit too much time chatting with them – not that any husband would be okay with… Continue reading Jews Are in an Abusive Relationship
What do we do when we’re getting ready for a date? We take a couple hours, maybe more, to mentally and physically prepare. We shower, do our hair and makeup, and carefully choose what we will wear. Back in the day, a lady would wait for her gentleman to pick her up. Nowadays, it’s common… Continue reading Get Ready
“If the Lord will not build a house, its builders have toiled at it in vain.”Psalm 127:1 We are at the brink of Sukkot, and all I can think about is the makeshift huts we dwell in every year, these temporary dwellings. We have so many temporary dwellings in life. The womb. Our childhood homes.… Continue reading The House You Build
There is a Facebook page called “Stop Anti-Semitism.” It is one of many pages which track anti-Semitic incidents across the globe with the goal to obliterate anti-Semitism. I am appreciative of organizations such as these, since I believe it is important to stay abreast of the trends and be aware of what is happening. But… Continue reading How do we stop Anti-Semitism?
Originally published on Jewish Press. “Privilege.” “Social justice.” “Oppression.” If you’ve been paying any attention to Jewish Twitter lately, you’ll see many Jews across the world getting up in arms about the claim that Jews have special privilege. Firing back quick responses, the Jews of Twitter rallied around the hashtag, #JewishPrivilege, but instead turned it… Continue reading #JewishPrivilege – Are We Playing the Wrong Game?
Why are we still in exile? In general, the casual divisiveness we’ve witnessed in today’s society has led to an increased oversimplification of reality, when the reality is not so black and white. True, there are certain maxims which merit a touch of black-and-whiteness; murder is evil. Stealing is evil. But when it comes to… Continue reading Why are we still in exile?