After a discussion on Facebook regarding baal teshuvas who have difficulty with their parents, a fan of Pop Chassid sent in some thoughts on the issue.Continue Reading


It’s so easy to live our lives like the present is forever. Sometimes we need to be reminded that time really is passing at every moment.Continue Reading


A guest post by Rivka Nehorai describing her reflections after watching Schindler’s list on Tisha B’Av and how it caused her to examine her Jewish identity.Continue Reading


How my wife helped me stop complaining and realize what’s really going on around me.Continue Reading


Angry online comments have become the norm online. The psychology of killing can teach us both about the nature of these attacks and how to prevent them.Continue Reading


A guest post by Emilia Cataldo (aka Nehedar) about her experience playing with Bulletproof Stockings and the challenges bands that play only for women face.Continue Reading


It’s the end of the Three Weeks. Tu B’Av. It’s time to start celebrating again with great Jewish music. Here’s just a bit to get you rolling.Continue Reading


Most people don’t realize blogging is just a big performance, and the blogger is just an actor. I guess I want to come clean.Continue Reading


I love men. I am one myself, or so I’m told. But men can be dumb. And there’s nothing more dumb that men do than deciding which women to date.Continue Reading


A story about how my first visit to the Ohel (the Rebbe’s resting place) changed my life. And this blog.Continue Reading