Tag Archives: Judaism

13 Old Wants Bris, US Supreme Court Says “Foreskin Stays”?

An interesting case below. Once a boy reaches 13 – his father has no more obligations over his religious observance. If a boy is 13 and wants a bris, then…

Parsha Vaiera – Praying in a city of idols

The Shem MiShmuel discusses a strange discrepancy in the Torah portion. Why does Moshe have to go outside of the city to pray for the plague of hail to stop?…

Midrash of Hanukkah Rocks: Volume 2

Two years ago I published the first of two volumes of my own commentary on one of the most important commentaries on Jewish life in America that was sadly flying…

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…

Kabbalist’s Feast: A Tu B’Shvat Seder Compiled By Rabbi Yonah

NEW Click here to download a PDF of A Kabbalist’s Feast: Tu B’Shvat Seder [2005 Edition] Tu B’Shevat has arrived, the holiday for the trees …” Tu B’Shevat (literally, Fifteenth…