Last year around this time, William and I were chatting on our way home from Lehrhaus as we are wont to do.
We have experienced a tragedy. Eleven innocent human beings killed for being Jewish. This has been a convulsive tragedy for our community.
The future of Judaism is secure!
It’s the return that’s the hardest. A friend of mine recently came back from a trip to Europe.
The wise Abraham Joshua Heschel did not live to a ripe old age. He passed away in 1972 at 65 years old. Yet, wisdom does not necessarily depend on direct personal experience. It is born as well from a thoughtful, sensitive mind.
It's August, and you know what that means. School is right around the corner!
We have begun the month of Av. It is painful month because tradition holds that major calamities occurred on the Ninth of Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.