What frightens you? What places are you afraid to visit because of what you may find there? What steps in your life do you avoid because they may take you somewhere new and potentially terrifying? What risks do you avoid because the prospect of change is too overwhelming? Put another way, do you ever know … Continue reading The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself
As a kid, and even today, I was and am fascinated by superheroes. As a teenager I read X-Men comics, and I continue to enjoy watching various Superman shows and movies with my own kids. I went to all three Spider Man movies and loved every minute. Over time, I have realized that the super … Continue reading Up, up and Away
There’s something about buying a new house that leads to a spending spree. First, you want to fix everything the previous owners ignored. Once you get over ripping the walls and plumbing apart, you want to have the right furniture and appliances. Not to mention window coverings, rugs, and just the right metallic toned garbage … Continue reading A Year of Release
As many of you know, I had a pretty good tumble on my bicycle a couple of weeks ago. I was biking to minyan Thursday morning and a cable got stuck in my front spoke. The bike immediately came to a stop and I didn’t. I landed on the ground pretty hard. I was knocked … Continue reading Keep Your Helmet On!
Wednesday is Yom HaAtzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. On that day, we celebrate the miracle that is Israel. This year in particular we must celebrate the great blessing that is Israel precisely because of all the current struggle and strife. We will read the Haftorah of Rosh Khodesh this Shabbat and Isaiah’s words have a lot … Continue reading Celebrating Israel