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Asarah B'Tevet Reflections

Siege Mentality
When faced with a tragedy we mourn. But we also ask ourselves: what positive element lies buried within this negative experience? We cannot always see it. But we always look for it
Partying With the King
The 10th of Tevet
For last year’s “holiday” party, I offered to contribute something kosher, seasonally appropriate, and a little bit different from what they’re used to . . .
Jerusalem Under Siege
The killers are driven by hate, the pundits and politicians by vanity and naiveté; together, they would rip the heart of Israel from its body
When I Am Besieged With Insecurity . . .
We don’t do anything wrong, but we worry, we’re afraid, we’re anxious—and that in itself holds us prisoner and holds us back. What’s our mission?
Keeping the Doors of Communication Open With Your Children and With G-d
In order for me to transmit anything to my children, I need communication. In order to maintain a loving relationship, I need understanding. That means for me, at least, I must always make it clear that the doors of language remain wide open.