Category Archives: Faith

This holiday of redemption

Last days of Pesach. Focusing on the redemption, the crossing of the sea, Miriam and dancing, the Ball Shem Tov meal at the end of this holiday. This holiday where…

“Let Don Siegleman be with us for Next Shabbos”

Last Friday night, at a massive Hillel Purim/Shabbat table at Congregation Lubavitch-Long Beach the Purim spirit was intense. We had been singing since 5 o’clock, and after many hours, the…

30 day sex challenge

It is nice to see a Christian minister with a sex positive attitude for a change. Of course if you are single, it’s more like, 30 days to contemplate sex….

Why is the Torah finished on Simchat Torah?

From Rabbi Eliezer Kwass, the master teacher from Yeshivat Darchei Noam in Yerusahalayim (aka Shapells). The Shem Mishmuel on Vezot Habrakha Hagaon Rav Shmuel Bornstein on Parshat Vezot Habrakha (from…

Shem Mi Shmuel

I could not resist posting this amazing translation from the Yiddish Yizkorbuch about the life of the Shem MiShmuel, whose Yarzheit is today. This is from JewishGen.com Rabbi Zvi Belovski…

Tefillin are da bomb

I have always wondered what fellow passengers on trains, planes, buses, and cars have thought of the box strapped to my head with black leather. My Tefillin. What do they…