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Apr 3, 2020, 12:31 AM
Plucked from the fire and taking pics
I will never get the image out of my mind. My father, 75 years old in his precious store that just burnt down, running in and out with the smoke still searing. The firefighters were just finishing, and he...
Jan 3, 2019, 4:02 PM
A Most Meaningful Upsherin
Last Sunday, Eitan Naftali Ben Mayer Yisrael had his Upsherin. It was exceptionally meaningful and moving as not too long ago, he lost his hair from Chemo during his year’s battle. BH he had a full head of hair...
Jan 3, 2017, 8:26 PM
Obama, Man of Abstention
How often has the President claimed to have Israel's back? He just proved it by being completely behind the Jewish Nation and stabbing it in the back. Looking back, we should not be surprised. During the course of his campaigns and Presidency,...
Nov 2, 2015, 10:27 AM
Our Bris And A Challenge To The Joy
Please G-d help me say this right. This past week marked another incomparable blessing in our Jewish Journey through life. Our beloved children Janine and Max gave birth to Eitan Naftali Klein. To add to the Nachas, he was named...
Apr 13, 2014, 2:14 PM
An Urgent Message For The Seder
Who Knows 1, Who Knows 2, Who Knows Who is Next? At the end of the Seder we sing the song “Who knows One? Reciting verses that increases the count of the opening statement and with each next verse, it...
Jan 27, 2014, 2:42 PM
Surviving surviving: A responsibility beyond just remembering
I believe one of the top responsibilities we as Jews, no we as people is to make it our business to end the suffering that a devastating number of Survivors are experiencing today and that is living in poverty. How...
Jan 14, 2014, 3:40 PM
A special message to the granddaughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel
What Really Is THE Question? Yitro A while ago, I sent some of my essays to Susannah Heschel, Abraham Joshua Heschel's daughter. She wrote back that she liked the pieces and asked if I could write something on Yitro, her daughter's...
Dec 12, 2013, 12:54 PM
Can you see me? Vayechi
CAN YOU SEE ME? VAYECHI Dedicated to Yahrtzeit of Nan's mom, Blima Vida Bas Shmayahu. It is poignant to note that our son Joe's second name Ephraim which carries the meanings; to be fruitful, fertile, productive is for Blima which means...
Dec 5, 2013, 7:12 AM
Don’t text and live! OMG – Vayigash
Have you ever wondered how much we lose by cutting everything short, not getting close, eliminating experiences, creating distance in relationships. We share, we solicit, we respond by texts, twitter, emails and instant messages rather than approaching, getting near. We...
Nov 29, 2013, 7:10 AM
Da Bears, no Da Jews – Miketz
DA BEARS! NO, DA JEWS! MIKETZ Remember the fabulous skits from Saturday Night Live where a group of bar buddies go back and forth and everything relates to, all payoff lines ended with “Da Bears.” Their total commitment beyond everything else was...
Co-founded with Nan Klein in 1976 one of the country's first video companies. We produce programming for the top organizations in the world. We live a fully Shomer Shabbat life in Woodmere, NY.