On Becoming a Grandfather

There are many significant milestones in a person’s life. They celebrate a bar/bat mitzva; a wedding; birth of children; their first political post on Facebook (ok, maybe that is not so significant!), among other stages. This past week, my wife and I reached a new milestone: We became grandparents! So, …

Maale Adumim Book Swap

It’s an event that takes place twice a year. Five or six THOUSAND English books…all donated and then sold for charity. It’s about community; it’s about dozens of volunteers working together. It takes place in May and in November. Just a reminder that we are days away from the Maale …

When You Go To War

There is a battle raging in Israel and sadly, it is between Ultra-Orthodox Jews and non-Ultra-Orthodox Jews. On the bright side, it is a battle that unifies many diverse communities. On the negative side, they are unified against one of our own. In the last few weeks, the debate has …