Commentary  Chai Lights

Expert analysis and personal insights on today’s Jewish topics.


Wherever we travel, we pack our Jewish selves with us before we hit the road or skies. Indeed, we observe the world through Jewish lenses.


Ready for a clean slate? We Members of the Tribe are lucky to get a chance to start fresh every fall as the shofar sounds a wakeup call in each of our lives.


In the years since my own big day, the bar and bat mitzvah industry has gotten out of hand.


The wedding was lovely, but it’s all the days after the wedding—it’s the marriage—that really count.  


What always goes in tandem with moments of tragedy and evil are moments of heroism. 


We hear about defaced Jewish headstones, anti-Israel rhetoric, and alarming statistics of a rise in violent incidents against Jews around the world. But there are many glimmers of hope, too.  


Next up on the calendar is Purim, one of the most joyous holidays of the Jewish year. 


You are the difference maker of 2018. 


Indeed, the hype is legit and, probably like many of you, I'm hooked. 


When tragedy strikes home, we find moments of healing where we can—often in encounters with one another. 

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