Three Signs Someone Should Leave Their Religion
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.
There’s No Such Thing As The Internet
The Internet has become a mythical beast, something completely imaginary. It’s time to pop the bubble.
Jelly Bean Sins
When I was just a little boy, I remember my Grandfather had diabetes. My mother explained that he couldn’t eat products with a lot of sugar. This would affect him negatively. It didn’t make much sense to my five year old mind. From my perspective, candy was good. It made me feel good, and it […]
What Is Mussar?
A guest post about mussar by Ruchi Koval.
Don’t Call Me An Orthodox Jew
Ever since I became a religious Jew, I remember feeling uncomfortable with being labeled as orthodox. ‘Orthodox’ implies rigidity.
3 Reasons Having Lots Of Kids At A Young Age Is Awesome
The following are my top three reasons for having children. Selfish reasons. Reasons I would do it again at this age, or younger, even if I wasn’t religious.
The Self-Destructive Nature Of “Off The Derech” Anger On The Internet
Until the off the derech movement learns to build rather than destroy, they will remain on the fringe, only hurting others and never building anything worthwhile.
On Respecting Chaya (And All Baal Teshuvas)
When other Jews put down Chaya and other baal teshuvas, it stinks of self-righteousness, it’s patronizing and it’s disrespectful. Essentially, it attempts to invalidate anything we say about the religion we’ve committed our life to.
New York City And Israel: The Holy Connection
I never really got New York. It always seemed to be so fast, and so crazy and everyone seemed just a little full of themselves. Who in their right mind would want to live here, my Midwestern mind would wonder. I’d have a heart attack.