Fifty-Two Frames: Portrait

The one day my son did not wear his beloved black kippa to kindergarten was the one day I needed to take a portrait shot for Fifty-Two Frames. Divine intervention? Since living in Israel, never has it been more trendy to debate religious practice, engage or disengage from extremism, ritually cross-dress, or hate people you... Continue Reading →

On Jews, Jerusalem, Women and Walls

Note: Reflections based on my rare February and March 2013 trips to the Kotel. Based on today's news, I figured today's as good as any to post.  I've been to the Kotel, the Western Wall, way too many times in the past year. Previously, I had a comfortable average of maybe once every two or... Continue Reading →

Where I am religiously. Part 2.

So - did you smile? I guess I'm feeling a bit philosophical lately because today alone I managed to get myself into a gun control debate that, ahem, triggered... well... no resolutions for me... as well as a different thread about religious observance, pride, and - yeah - Rashi. Basically, a friend posted the above... Continue Reading →

Segulah this.

Shared with me by an old colleague, I thought it timely to post now after yesterday's  religion rambles and rants. Definition of segulah ranges from folk remedy to supernatural cure. Best Time Tested Segulos Segulah for recovery from illness: Go to a doctor (Berachot 60a, Bava Kamma 46b) Segulah for longevity: Lead a healthy lifestyle (Rambam, Deos... Continue Reading →

Religious views: Lazy.

I'm in a new place. It's a place I've heard about, but never dwelled within. A place in time. I've known it's been creeping up, have been expecting its tap on the shoulder... and here it is, plunked down and landed at my feet. Not enough is spoken about this place. I wish more people... Continue Reading →

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