A few years ago, my wife and I were staying at the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem. While finishing up my morning prayers in the hotel’s small synagogue, I noticed a group of guests in their 60s or 70s coming off the elevator across the hall chatting in German. I briefly looked up and saw […]
It fascinates me how many people have YouTube Channels about topics they are unqualified to discuss. I don’t spend a lot of time on YouTube, but being a foodie I have found it useful for recipes, cooking techniques, and fitness routines in a futile attempt to make up for the fact that I’m a foodie. […]
I don’t understand some people’s need to conquer the internet. There are over 8 billion people in the world. I don’t know how many of them have access to the internet, but I’m guessing it’s a lot. And yet there are people who have this need to challenge and “correct” every post, comment or article […]
To wrap up 2022: If you believe any of the above, you’re anti-Semite. Happy 2023!
One of the more unfortunate consequences of the internet is that it has diminished – if not irreparably broken – any respect for expertise or authority in modern society. Doctors, lawyers, rabbis, scientists, etc. have all been replaced by Dr. Rabbi Google, Esq., Ph.D. I once observed someone arguing with two Ph.D. level scientists about […]
This story begins with the painful collapse of a long-established Jewish community day school as the result of divisions between the orthodox and anti-orthodox factions in our old community. Having few other options at that time, we enrolled our daughter in public school for kindergarten and hoped for the best. Trying to work around Jewish […]