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Elisha Greenbaum

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Is it enough to feel deeply, passionately, and proudly about being Jewish, while not doing all that much on a regular basis, or do you have to do mitzvahs to be counted as a full member of the tribe?
It’s easy to understand why there is a perception that studying for a degree or our jobs should be our priority, while studying Torah is the cream that floats on top; nice enough, but not exactly crucial to life.
Are you floundering in a loveless marriage just for the sake of your kids? Is your dead-end job getting you down, but you can‎’t resign because you need the paycheck? Are you addicted to pain medication or self-medicating with alcohol? Or maybe your probl...
We all have different personas that we don for public viewing; different from the way we think of ourselves when at home alone.
Wherever we wander, and no matter which geographical location we currently call home, we know that some pieces of our past will never be left behind.
How can the observer be sure who is fighting for G‑d and who’s just making excuses—claiming to be fighting for G‑d but in reality motivated out of spite or petty vindictiveness?
We pray every day and then do it all over again the next day. It’s all so humdrum and predictable. Only on the red-letter days such as Yom Kippur do we stop to contemplate the mysteries of the Divine and the uniqueness of the day.
When people contribute financially they feel invested in the project and their expectations become the true catalyst of sustainable growth.
Till that minute, my friends hadn’t even considered the possibility of sending both children to a Jewish school. They were hard-pressed to afford just one set of school fees.
What has struck me as I sit listening to memories and eulogies is that mourners seem to care about one thing. No matter what people did for a living or the way they passed away, all that everyone left behind wants to talk about is the way they acted towar...
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