From Zero to Simchat

I started reading Hebrew about 7 or 8 months ago, and I have truly enjoyed every moment of learning how to navigate the language and all of its beautiful nuance. I could literally not read a word of Hebrew in January or February of this year, but with practice every day, I am now essentiallyContinue reading “From Zero to Simchat”

Heschel and Glory

Current Read: God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism by Abraham Joshua Heschel So, I try to read as many Jewish-themed texts as possible. I read the Torah portion every week (almost) and supplement with numerous other texts from Elie Wiesel’s classic Night to the Sefer HaAggadah. Now that I have undertaken theContinue reading “Heschel and Glory”

A “Schul’s” Errand?

So, I am going to start with a quasi thoughtful post, but don’t always expect this. Sometimes I just might want to talk about how my five-year-old son sings Hineih Mah Tov while he uses the bathroom. Many Jews have heard cultural Zionist Ahad Ha’am’s famous quote: “More than Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat hasContinue reading “A “Schul’s” Errand?”

Shalom and Welcome to my “B’reshit”

This is the first post of my brand spanking new blog. Please subscribe, and pass the word along. I am a 33 year-old Jewish guy living in Upstate New York. I will try to always remember to capitalize “Upstate,” due to the fact that “Upstate” to me means anything east of Syracuse and north ofContinue reading “Shalom and Welcome to my “B’reshit””