Category Archives: Faith

The Economics of Generosity: A Homeless Man’s Advice to Restaurateurs

Cross Posted from HuffingtonPost.com If you want your restaurant to prosper, give free food to the homeless. This is according to the anecdotal evidence put forward by my homeless friend…

Thou Shalt Unplug Thyself – Reboot Your Week On Shabbat

Unplugging from the wired world sounds ideal, but impossible. We have never been more connected than we are now, and taking a break even for a nano-second can seem unconscionable….

Rose Bowl Rabbinic Rivalry

When Oregon and Ohio State take the field tomorrow in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl, there will be more going on than meets the eye. Enter Rabbi Drew Kaplan, newly…

My wedding speech at Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s wedding

I wish the newly-wed couple mazal and bracha. And while I was not asked to perform the wedding (the venerable Rabbi Haskel Lookstein had that honor) I figured that I…

17 of Tammuz and Healing the Planet

Today is the 17th of Tammuz – historically a Fast Day, and day of introspection and mourning. From OU.org “The 17th day in the Jewish month of Tammuz, Jews the…

60-4-60: LA Celebrates Israel’s 60th

Check out these programs in LA for Yom Haatzmaut – all part of a week long program 60-4-60, organized by our partners in 60bloggers, Let My People Sing, and Jewlicious…