“Next year in Jerusalem.”

Originally featured on Arutz Sheva. I used to say that automatically, without much thought. Sure, I had been dreaming of Israel since childhood, but the concept of living in Israel was still a nebulous thought, a reality that seemed far removed from this bastion of Western Civilization, the United States. Fast forward to Pesach of… Continue reading “Next year in Jerusalem.”


We must start over every day, and sometimes many times each day. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov Chanukah, which comes from the Hebrew word for “dedication,” is a beautiful holiday of lights. During winter, the darkest time of the year, we light up the nights in remembrance of days long ago. Chanukah was a time of… Continue reading Rededication

The Fall

The fall is for the sake of the ascent. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Likutei Moharan II, 12 When the profundity of the world escapes you, search even more diligently for God. The destination, after all, is the journey. When darkness overcomes, lack of inspiration creeps in, and the mundane overwhelms your sphere of existence, remind… Continue reading The Fall