Elad Nehorai

Why You Should Ruin Your Shidduch Chances

November 6, 2014, by

This post originally appeared on popchassid.com. Note: I am utterly unqualified to write this post. I just want to tell you what you already know, so that you understand I also know this. I went through the shidduch system very briefly, because my wife set herself up with me and we had known each other

“Why Do They Ask the Impossible of the Jews?”

July 29, 2014, by

This post originally appeared on popchassid.com. Anne Frank’s Diary Read Today I recently finished reading the Diary of Anne Frank. Toward the end of book, Anne describes how the people of Holland (where she is hiding) have started to become more antisemitic, even as they are all hoping to be liberated from the Nazis. She

The Power of a Teacher

March 4, 2014, by

I remember his soft voice. The way he would lean over my desk and point out what I was doing wrong in a way that never felt judgmental or harsh.  Just a gentle reminder that I was on a longer journey and this was a step on the path. I never thought I’d like a

Dear Israel: I Love You, But I’m Losing You

February 7, 2014, by

Dear Israel, I love you.  With all my heart.  And yet, I am afraid we’re growing apart. I love you because you are the home of my parents.  They were born there.  My mother’s mother’s side was with you for generations.  You saved my mother’s father from the Holocaust.  You brought in my father’s Iranian

I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

October 2, 2013, by

Like most Hasidic Jews, our dating period lasted a very short time. After two months, we were engaged and three months after that, we were married. This fire was burning in me: I was in love…. But then we got married, and everything changed.