This article originally appeared on rabbisblog.brsonline.org. Once upon a time, PDA stood for something now obsolete – Personal Digital Assistant. I will never forget my first Palm Pilot together with its cool stylus and what seemed like a miraculous ability to hold over one hundred phone numbers and a To Do list, all on something
This article originally appeared on rabbisblog.brsonline.org. When I studied in Yeshiva University there was a young man named Yossi z”l who suffered from a degenerative disease that left him in a wheelchair, immobile and unable to speak. All Yossi could do was move his finger and that is how he communicated. He had a board
Why does it take the death of a 12-year-old girl to bring us all together? Surely there are events, programs, commemorations, or speakers for which we can gather even more people with a sense of unity and cohesiveness.
Is the “current model” really what the rabbis had in mind? Probably not. 8 questions to generate robust table-side discussions.
Hearing about “what could have been” or “what didn’t have to be” is a stark reminder that we need not wait until our deathbed to get our affairs in order.
We should adopt their slogan.
For 2,000 years we’ve been speechless. We still may not have an answer, but at least we have a response.
For many in the media, the reporting on Israel is neither fair nor balanced (or, worse, accurate at all).
We can be extraordinary everyday.
The parallels are strikingly evident.