Last Sunday, my friend was on her way to her cousin’s wedding in Montreal when a truck rammed into their car. The collision was so bad they had to be airlifted out of the scene. Her brother unfortunately, died. My friend and her parents were able to hold on and are more or less stable … More Moving Forward from a Terrible Accident: Four Lessons
Last week, two 16-year girls from Orlando, Florida, went missing over Shabbos. The topic went viral and all my Jewish groups on Whatsapp were busy with people organizing tehillim groups, and giving each other updates. Thankfully, they were found the next day, unharmed. It was only after that all the lessons from the experience began … More Searching for the Lost
I’ve always loved Chanukah. I love the story, I love the candles, I love the lights, I love the donuts, I love it all – in theory. This year was the first year I decided it was actually time to celebrate the holiday properly, so I showed up at Chabad and lit some candles with my … More It’s STILL Chanukah??
“Do you know the Rambam?” My Israeli friend texts me. “Of course!” I reply. (Side Note: Rambam is an acronym for Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (“Rabbeinu Moshe Ben Maimon,” or “Our rabbi /teacher Moses Son of Maimon), and Latinized as Moses Maimonides. He was a preeminent medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher and astronomer, and became one … More Praying for Faith
“See you tomorrow, G-d willing.” I was most certainly not expecting this kind of text from my Jewish friend and was extremely mortified, to put it lightly. See you tomorrow, G-D WILLING?? What kind of greeting was that?? Of course we’d see each other tomorrow, neither of us was sick (thank G-d) or living in … More “G-d willing!”