When Harry Chapin led the crowd in singing a Christmas carol, this young Jewish woman found herself crying unexpectedly.
There’s a recent phenomenon, particularly among the more savvy users of social media. Something’s “trending.” #FOMO, the fear of missing out, is popping up everywhere, even in everyday conversation (not unlike other hashtags). Combined with #YOLO, you only live once, the combination proves persuasive. Of course, it’s not unique from social experiences of any other […]
Recently popular online is an octet of TEDTalks on "life hacks." The etymology of this buzz phrase comes from computer programming, where a programmer takes a shortcut—a hack—to save time and energy regarding a specific problem or set of information. Effectiveness outweighs elegance. One of these eight videos, "The game that can give you 10 […]
This past May, the rather creative Ari Mandel of Teaneck, New Jersey tried selling “My Portion in Olam Habaah (heaven)”-rather than his soul-on Ebay. Both are considered violations of the “no item” policy on the site. That didn’t stop 181 bids on Mandel’s listing, skyrocketing the initial 99-cent bid to $99,900 shortly after posting. It […]
Editor’s note: I was wondering what articles to include in this month’s edition that deals more than usual with the sensitive topic of hell, when I came across this article. I hope it encourages you as it did me. A few months ago, Carol, a Jewish woman I’ve been ministering to, came to faith. I […]
In His infinite wisdom, the eternal God marked time and counted the days as He created this world. He is not bound by time, but we, His creation, are. Think of the movies depicting prisoners locked away in solitary confinement or castaways stranded on a desert island. They always seem compelled to mark the days […]
I am beginning this article in a hospital waiting room. It is August. Susan Perlman, my close colleague, First Assistant and very dear friend is undergoing surgery to remove a tumor that is probably malignant—20 years after having survived a bout with cancer. No stranger to that hospital, I’d sat anxiously awaiting word of my […]