Tickets for the big event

A gentleman was sitting home with his wife on Rosh Hashanah morning when suddenly his wife took ill.  The fellow quickly dialed the doctor and was greeted by a friendly answering service operator who told him that the Doctor was not in the office today but, if he wished, he could leave a message and…Continue reading Tickets for the big event


If you haven’t heard, where have you been? America has come down with a severe case of Tebow Mania.  Denver Bronco’s quarterback, Tim Tebow, has led his team to a string of “miracle” victories (until today), and while football pundits debate whether or not this guy is for real, the nation is taking notice. Possibly,…Continue reading Tebowed

Winners or Losers?

I wish I hadn’t scrolled down. By now, you have probably heard about Robert M. Beren Academy’s Basketball team.  The Jewish high school team that refused to play state semi final and championship games on Shabbat. In short, without doing justice to the whole story, this Dallas school is a member of Texas Association of…Continue reading Winners or Losers?

Not Getting Easier?

A new year opens possibilities for new beginning. A chance to reevaluate who we are and set new goals for the coming year is an opportunity not to let pass by. The thought seemed really great over the holiday weekend, but I went back to work today and things seem more or less the same.…Continue reading Not Getting Easier?

Navigating By Moonlight

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel; just sometimes the tunnel seems to extend miles and miles. The sun will come up tomorrow (bet your bottom dollar) but sometimes tomorrow feels much more than a day away. Often when we find ourselves in the darkest most difficult moments of life we…Continue reading Navigating By Moonlight

Basic Instinct

No, this is not a movie review, and no I don’t think I ever saw it either! This week’s Torah portion, Mishpatim, does challenge us to contemplate: What are our basic instincts as Jews? Moses presents the Torah to the Jewish people who famously respond with the words “ naseh v’nishma”  “we will do than we…Continue reading Basic Instinct


This week, an American icon is laid to rest. JoPa. Penn State’s legendary foot ball coach Joe Paterno. There is plenty of room to ponder here. Imagine how Paterno would have been remembers had he passed six months ago. A hero, great man, humanitarian, the winnings football coach of all time, a great leader. Today,…Continue reading Legacy