A Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah is a prominent element of contemporary Jewish practice, with the level of celebration seemingly without limit or restraint. However, this essay is not about Bar and Bat Mitzvah excess. Much has already been written on this subject. Sufficed to say that ostentatious celebrations are in bad taste and present […]
The Western Wall is not as sacred as many pretend. It is not the remnant of Solomon’s Temple. Rather it is the last standing remnant of the Second Temple.
Until a few years ago, nobody had ever heard the word Affluenza. Then, in a case that outraged the nation, State Judge Jean Boyd sentenced a North Texas teenager, Ethan Couch, to 10-years of probation for drunk driving, killing four pedestrians and injuring 11 after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza […]
In the wake the most recent and most outrageous statement by GOP front runner Donald Trump that the United States should not allow any more Muslims to enter the country, there has been an avalanche of heated criticism and demands that he must withdraw from the Presidential race. There should be no dispute that his seemingly […]
Like so many of you, I am anxiously awaiting the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. A long time ago in a galaxy far away…1977 actually…we were introduced to this most amazing epic, and appreciation has only grown over the ensuing years. The characters have become embedded in American culture. For most […]