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Aug 14, 2023, 11:24 AM
Moms for Liberty Bans Laitner’s Books (Satire)
On August 14th, as my stylish Jack Smith beard grows into fruition, I get an email from Moms for Liberty (Moms.) Their email pisses me off. Moms claims it stands up for kids and for holding leaders accountable. I wonder, "What...
Reuven Chaim Klein
Aug 13, 2023, 1:07 AM
Just Trusting Him
In his classical work Chovot HaLevavot, Rabbeinu Bachaya Ibn Pakuda (1050-1120) concludes his section on Bitachon (“trust” in G-d) by noting that the ten synonyms for bitachon represent ten levels of trust in G-d. In this essay we will seek out the slight nuances between the...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Apr 27, 2023, 4:02 PM
If you’re not grateful, you’re not religious
Atheists need to be 'religious' (humble) too Idols are needy (and moody), but G^d is perfect and lacks nothing. He doesn't need our gratefulness, our prayers, or us shedding tears. If you see yourself as more or less perfect, it may...
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jan 8, 2023, 6:57 PM
Could it be that all the Commandments make sense?
It depends on who you'd ask Judaism prescribes a laborious lifestyle dictated by an interplay of the 613 main/root Biblical Commandments. They are typically divided into those that make sense and those that don't. Most of our Rabbis urge each...
Jan 6, 2023, 2:28 PM
G-d alone is always faithful to His word
The below message was to be published prior to or during Hanukkah, and is now appearing with sincerity, if late. * * * Our dear Jewish brothers and sisters, As you and your loved ones come together to celebrate Hanukkah, we pray...
Dec 31, 2022, 10:00 AM
George Santos’ Mea Culpa (Satire)
The United States Capitol Building Washington D.C. January 3, 2023 Standing before a gaggle of journalists, Congressman George Santos gave the following speech: Good afternoon. Thanks for being here. This afternoon at 12:00 pm, I raised my right hand and swore to G-d...
Dec 30, 2022, 6:03 PM
2022 – A Year of Unprecedented Challenge and a Resilient Community
As we come to the end of the year, and the days get darker and colder, we need the spirit of Hanukkah more than ever. Although the holiday is over, its message—reminding us to see the light in the...
Dec 30, 2022, 5:11 PM
The day after hanukkah: Everything but teshuva . . .
“Israel will be redeemed if we do teshuvah. If we do not, we will not be redeemed,” says Rabbi Eliezer, Sanhedrin 97b. Whatever נגאלין, redemption is, all agree that it is a great thing. We dearly long to get...
Chaim Y. Botwinick
Dec 30, 2022, 5:28 AM
Chanukah Reflections 2022: Keeping the Lights Shining Bright
Ohr chadash al Tzion tair v'nizke chulanu m'heira l'oro.... Shine a new light on Zion, and may we all...
Dec 30, 2022, 5:18 AM
This Little Piggy Blanket Gets Donated
This is me keeping my promise. I promised myself that I would make a blanket. That is a first for me, making a “no sew” flannel blanket. It is going to be hard to give this away. It is a...