Yes You Can!

Yes You Can!

By Shira Schechter Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg (1726-1778), an early Hasidic master and kabbalist in Poland, once told the following story (as recorded in Bar Mitzvah & Tefillin Secrets: The Mysteries Revealed by Rabbi Dovid Meisels): A man left his house on a...
Judaism’s Secret for Time Travel

Judaism’s Secret for Time Travel

As a child, I was fascinated by science fiction.  I remember sitting in front of a black and white television set when I was eight years old as I watched Neil Armstrong take his first “small step” onto the moon. I always knew that this was only the beginning.  To me,...
One Choice You CAN Make For Your Kids

One Choice You CAN Make For Your Kids

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz People familiar with very old television will remember the comedian Jack Benny. In one of his famous sketches, he was confronted by an armed mugger who demanded, “Your money or your life?” Benny hesitated, causing the mugger to repeat his...
The Tragedy of the Death of Gedaliah

The Tragedy of the Death of Gedaliah

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Today, the day after Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew New Year), Jews observe a minor fast day from dawn until dusk. This fast day, known as the Fast of Gedaliah, laments the assassination of a righteous governor of the Kingdom of Judah named Gedaliah....