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Why are so many marriages failing?

Marriages failing

Marriage is hard work. I mean it can be really hard. I’m talking about a ‘good’ marriage, let’s not even discuss a ‘bad’ one. We should not be surprised then that divorce rates are so high. According to recent estimations, the divorce rate in the US is 53%. However Europe[…]

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Why do so many Jews become comedians?

Jewish Comedians

The world recently mourned the passing of arguably one of the greatest comedians of modern times, Robin Williams. Some in the media gave him an interesting title, ‘honorary Jew’. Why did he have to be a Jew? Why couldn’t we have left him as a brilliantly comedic non Jew? Well[…]

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You are getting married for the wrong reason

Married for Wrong Reasons

Why do you want to get married? This is a question I have posed to thousands of young men and women over the years who are of marriageable age. The answers I have received have been many and varied. “I want to have children” said one young woman. “I want[…]

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Enough With the Ghosting – Have a Real Break Up!

Emily is a very attractive and smart young woman working as an assistant DA in New York. After going on Birthright, she began taking classes and attending programs at the Birthright Alumni Center in NYC where I have worked for the past eleven years. It is not uncommon for guys[…]

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Is the Messiah a Christian Concept?

IJC - Messiah

When I was a teenager I was asked a question that shocked me. I was student at a Jewish high school in London and I had a strong Jewish identity, even if Jewish learning was not my top priority. I was at shabbaton with a bunch of my friends and[…]

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Rabbi, What’s a Shofar?

Shofar

Rabbi, what’s a shofar?” That was the astounding question posed to me by a young Jewish woman who had recently arrived from North Carolina and become my student here in New York City. I don’t know what’s more amazing, the fact that in 2014 we still have young men and[…]

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Ghosting Your Relationships

Ghosting Your Relationships

Yes, breaking up is hard to do, but if you want to end a relationship it’s a must. Emily is an attractive and smart young woman working as an assistant DA in New York. After going on Birthright, she began taking classes and attending programs at the Birthright Alumni Center[…]

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Jew Got Questions?

Jew Got Questions?

Sometimes the question is more important than the answer. Jews love asking questions. The most impactful teacher-student relationship begins with the student asking questions and wanting to know more. The same holds true if you are student of math, history or golf. If you want to learn more, you need[…]

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