Entries for May 2021

Behaalotekha: How to Be Great ... and Humble

Watch on YouTube Just as I was closing the newspaper recently, my eye landed on someone’s angry statement, “I never let anyone disrespect me.”  I didn’t read the article and don’t know what he or she experienced in life to produce that... Continue Reading »

Love Means Saying You're Sorry

Watch on YouTube     According to the 1970 film Love Story, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”     In our polarized society, it often seems as though “never say you’re sorry” has become a li... Continue Reading »

Life on the Line: Rockets in Sderot

Dear Friends,   Due to the terrible, on-going violence in Israel, I depart this week from my Divrei Torah to share a personal account of a friend in Sderot, one of the (literally) hardest hit communities.     First, ... Continue Reading »

A Corrective to the "Sticks and Stones" Adage

Watch on YouTube According to Wikipedia, the children’s adage: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” first appeared in 1830 in a book by English travel writer and historian Alexander William Kinglake. It is used as a... Continue Reading »

He who guards his mouth preserves his life
Proverbs 13:3