ArchivesCategory: Essays

20Mar

Despite popular belief among some, there are good reasons for some people to choose not to be religious. In this post, I outline just a few.Continue Reading

18Mar

For the last year and a half, I’ve been going through intense anxiety. It was only after looking back on my life that I was able to figure out why.Continue Reading

16Mar

This year my daughter insisted on being a princess for Purim. Again. For her father, against “princess culture” and all that stuff… it was hard to bear.Continue Reading

16Feb

The world says that whatever we do, we should be strong. And if it pains us to share our work, or get attacked for it, we aren’t cut out to create. Hogwash.Continue Reading

11Feb

Enough with this idea that art and creativity are luxuries. But they are necessities. As important as science, medicine, and religion.Continue Reading

12Nov

Unsatisfied with your community? This post is about why you desperately need one, and why being alone, with only God as your companion, is not an option.Continue Reading

05Nov

Yes, you can ruin your shidduch chances. This is why you should do it anyway.Continue Reading

20Oct

There’s an epidemic of sick, starving artists in our nation. But thank God, there are a few people trying to feed and heal them, like my wife.Continue Reading

23Sep

If we were truly honest with ourselves, we would be crushed by the weight of our meaningless existence. So why hasn’t that happened? (Possible triggers.)Continue Reading

10Sep

My response to Eli Finks recent series of posts about keeping Jews orthodox, and my view on what truly drives people to become and stay religious. #longreadContinue Reading