Life

Searching for God at Trader Joe’s

November 21, 2013, by

Rabbi Daniel Cohen ventures to Trader Joe’s in Stamford Ct to find out what we are all grateful for this Thanksgiving. Rabbi Daniel Cohen is the senior rabbi of OU member synagogue Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT.

Feeling Down, Anxious or Irritable? Try These 3 Tools

November 14, 2013, by

When was the last time you felt really good, happy and content? Many of us experience periods of emotional distress. The three tools of gratitude, acceptance and self-compassion can help us bring more peace and joy into our lives. (1) Gratitude According to research, being grateful increases our happiness. Begin your day expressing appreciation to

Thanksgivukkah

November 7, 2013, by

Eli Lansey is planning on deep-frying brussel sprouts, stuffing his turkey with latkes and baking cranberry sufganiyot. Yes, Thanksgivukkah, the once-in-a-great-while confluence of the first day of Chanukah and Thanksgiving, is upon us. Lansey, a physicist and graduate of Yeshiva University, was the first to point out the rare meeting of the two holidays way back

Reddit Posts Random Kiddush Hashem Photograph

November 6, 2013, by

Ever fall asleep on a subway train? The user who snapped the photograph explained. “Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young black guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn’t move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he

Working and Guarding

September 24, 2013, by

The message of Bereishit is profound. Man is given a creative role, a unique ability, above all other creatures, to enter into a partnership in creation – as junior partners, to be sure, but partners nonetheless. We are entrusted beyond the role of watchman over someone else’s assets; we are commanded to expand and grow those assets, to improve the partnership’s holdings, to explore and take a degree of control over the partnership’s resources, for our own benefit.