War or Marriage: Love is a Battleground

War or Marriage: Love is a Battleground

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz I struggled to find my wife, so I was overjoyed when I finally got married at the age of 39. Everything was fine until I got a letter in the mail from the IDF telling me to report for reserve duty. My wife was not happy about my leaving for...
Saving Those Lost in the Field

Saving Those Lost in the Field

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Mendel the barber was hard-pressed for money. One week, he couldn’t stand it any longer. As Shabbat approached and it was near time to close, several non-Jews entered his shop and asked for haircuts. Mendel realized with the money from these...
The Month of Return

The Month of Return

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Anticipation and preparation are two words I have always had difficulty with. In Yeshiva (Jewish school for Torah learning), my rabbi called me “do-ish.” I have a tendency to jump right in and figure things out as I go along....
God’s Parenting Advice

God’s Parenting Advice

By Shira Schechter “There’s no handbook for parenting.”  We’ve all heard this quote in different forms. There are also no qualifications for becoming a parent, and so it is often very challenging to navigate the waters of parenthood. But we can...