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When I was in elementary school a new word entered into my lexicon- upstander. My memory is that it was a newer word to the American lexicon as well, but I may be mistaken. An upstander is someone who, in the face of bullying, violence, or oppression, would stand up to the perpetrator and intervene on behalf of a potential...
In this week’s Torah portion – Lech L’cha – G-d tells Abram (before he became Abraham) that he must leave all he knows behind and go forth to a new land, where he is promised a blessed future for him and his descendants. Abram and G-d make a covenant (brit), and he essentially takes a leap of faith to follow...
I have forgotten how to sleep well recently. Years ago, when someone asked me why being Jewish mattered at all, I told them the fact that the Holocaust happened kept me up at night. I meant it metaphorically at the time, but today I literally can’t sleep. It seems author Dara Horn can’t sleep either, for the very same reason....
In the mid 1960’s, legendary president of Pan Am Juan Trippe met with executives of the Boeing company to begin design of a new airliner. This would be an airplane that could transport almost 500 passengers more than 5,000 miles. Thus the Boeing 747 was conceived. In order to build the largest commercial airliner ever conceived, thousands of engineers had to...
When I was about ten years old, I came across a book called Something For Joey. The story relates the extraordinary bond between John Cappelletti, an all-star running back at Penn State University, and his younger brother Joey, who was fighting childhood leukemia. The book shares the love that inspired John to win the Heisman trophy, and held the family...
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When I was in elementary school a new word entered into my lexicon- upstander. My memory is that it was a newer word to the American lexicon as well, but I may be mistaken. An upstander is someone who, in the face of bullying, violence, or oppression, would stand up to the perpetrator and intervene on behalf of a potential...
In this week’s Torah portion – Lech L’cha – G-d tells Abram (before he became Abraham) that he must leave all he knows behind and go forth to a new land, where he is promised a blessed future for him and his descendants. Abram and G-d make a covenant (brit), and he essentially takes a leap of faith to follow...
I have forgotten how to sleep well recently. Years ago, when someone asked me why being Jewish mattered at all, I told them the fact that the Holocaust happened kept me up at night. I meant it metaphorically at the time, but today I literally can’t sleep. It seems author Dara Horn can’t sleep either, for the very same reason....
In the mid 1960’s, legendary president of Pan Am Juan Trippe met with executives of the Boeing company to begin design of a new airliner. This would be an airplane that could transport almost 500 passengers more than 5,000 miles. Thus the Boeing 747 was conceived. In order to build the largest commercial airliner ever conceived, thousands of engineers had to...
When I was about ten years old, I came across a book called Something For Joey. The story relates the extraordinary bond between John Cappelletti, an all-star running back at Penn State University, and his younger brother Joey, who was fighting childhood leukemia. The book shares the love that inspired John to win the Heisman trophy, and held the family...