Satire

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It’s Time to Pray

There’s a little booklet you can get, and it tells you when you...

Mark Twain Loved the Jews! Do Yous?

Torah! Oh Torah! It’s the absolute truthIt’s better than coke or ice cold...

Guidelines

From the back cover: “This generation, like every generation before...

Asking the Big Questions

A recent memory came back to me. At the...

Chapter #12.5: Independence

As all this darkness and such was unfolding I found myself in a...

The 5 Spiritual Love Languages

Judaism teaches that our interpersonal relationships are just a key to relating to...

Book Covers

See also, Hashgacha Pratis.
One of my biggest struggles, even when I was still religious, was with the realization that as a person I had grown way more from therapy and self-help books than from any amount of “Torah wisdom”. This was unacceptable to me. I didn’t want...
I was honored, nay honored, to be part of the rebranding of one of the most established names in Jewish cuisine. Freedom Cracker has been serving up stale cold matza since 1776, and when they approached us to “bring matza to the 21st century”, we jumped at...

Biography

Quotes and Memes

Philosphy

Holy War

Most religions have a concept of the battle between good and evil. An epic conflict...

On Compassion

It’s hard to be compassionate when you’re afraid. And charedim are afraid of everything. Of...

Israel Didn’t Have a Right to Exist

With all the shit that has been going down in Israel, I figured it was...

Fiction

How to Write a Frum Novel

This was a post I wrote in my teens, while I was still very much religious. As you can see, I was...

Kiruv

If one man can kill six million Jews, then one man can save six million Jews. That mantra, in a nutshell, summarizes the core mission of Aish Hatorah, quoted ad nauseum in conversation and propaganda posters. It also conveniently compares Noach Weinberg to Hitler, so that I don’t have to...
You’re the daughter of a King! A king! How awesome is that? Not as awesome as being a son, apparently. I’ve heard, ad nausem, all the apologetic explanations about how women are not less, they’re just DIFFERENT. How the true home is built around the Jewish woman (Look! Jewishness passes...