Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Non-Biblical Evidence of the Exodus?

No non-biblical evidence of the Exodus? Meet Manetho. This third-century BCE Egyptian priest/historian from Heliopolis wrote about the Exodus with a hint of the 10 plagues. So why is he not believed? I agree with those scholars who think he should be, and I will explain why.

Manetho wrote a “History of

Being SMART About Your Goals

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”—Pablo Picasso

  • Do you feel that your time at work is not as well spent as it needs to be?
  • Are you a

‘Gotham’ Star David Mazouz Balances Modern Orthodoxy and Acting

David Mazouz is protecting Gotham City while at the same time learning the Talmud. Mazouz, who plays a young Bruce Wayne on Fox’s hit TV series “Gotham,” proudly acknowledges his commitment to a Torah-observant lifestyle while pursuing his career as an actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, Mazouz is currently a

National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Production of ‘The Sorceress’ Delights Audiences

Once again, the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene (NYTF) delighted New York audiences with its brief but dazzling production of “The Sorceress,” which was performed from December 25 through January 1 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park.


Many ‘Mudneh’ Mobilization Methods

I’m beginning to think that no one actually has any idea of how to permanently treat lower back pain, but I’m not about to say anything, because of the massages.

I’ve been going to physical therapy since the beginning of the summer because my back went out. Backs go out. This is very

Appealing Appeals

If you are looking for awkward moments in shul, look no further than the mid-service synagogue fundraising appeal. It typically occurs on major holidays, when audiences are large and captive, but it also can pop up whenever shul finances are suffering.

For the record, synagogue fundraising

My Stories

Part 10 (written 2004)

(Continued from last week)

I finished basic training in late December 1945 or early January 1946, and after a two-week furlough at home, reported to an army base in Georgia for reassignment. The fellow who had the bunk on

The Shortest ACT Prep Book Ever: Improve Your ACT Score in Five Brief Chapters

  1. Use Your Pencil

The more you mark up your test booklet, the better you will do. On all subjects, when you use process of elimination (POE) and have physically crossed off wrong answers, you will be a better guesser once your eye needs to look at only two or even three

The Missing Sock

A client recently asked me “How do you manager the clutter in your home?” My answer was brief, “I really don’t have much clutter in my home.” Yes, my desk is always covered with papers, but not even close to the piles on Albert Einstein’s desk in the photo that was taken on the day of his death. My

‘Sons and Soldiers’ Shares a Beth Aaron Connection to the Ritchie Boys

The Beth Aaron Book Club, currently led by Diane Fogel, has been reviewing Jewish-related fiction and nonfiction since 2000. At the last meeting, in preparation for the next selection, the title “Sons and Soldiers” was suggested by Esther Schnaidman at the recommendation of her mother. The 2017 historical work

A Colossal Torah Void

The Torah world and lomdei Dirshu bemoan the 

The Imperative to Chap Arein and Engage in Kiruv

Rav Aharon Leib addresses Lakewood via live satellite hookup at Acheinu’s Lakewood asifa at the Bais Faiga Hall, 2010.

Morai v’robasi, in our times, the most important thing is zikui harabim. The Chovos Halevavos says that a person can work on himself and reach such heights to the extent that he can