Managing Expectations

As I write this, I’m circling on a small plane somewhere above the New York metropolitan area. We’ve been delayed because of air traffic concerns and weather. How do I know this? The pilot has used the PA system several times and done a pretty decent job...

Why?

The largest challenge facing the North American Jewish community may be summed up by the most challenging question that my almost five year old has ever asked, “Why?” This question is difficult because she is not satisfied by the stock answer of “because I said so” or...

A Vanished Leader

It is usually an honor to be asked to deliver a d’var torah at a meeting, so when asked recently to give one for a committee meeting I naturally accepted. Feeling somewhat flattered (the committee is filled with rabbis and others who have more Jewish knowledge than...

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