Is Technology Decreasing Our Happiness?

A few months ago I boarded a plane to Australia, psyched for my speaking tour, but dreading the fourteen hour ride that awaited me. I had planned to finish writing my book on the flight, but the minute I sat down, it became apparent that all I was going to do was procrastinate. Fortunately (or […]

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 9/24

Three Wheels and Three Walls in NY – Levi Duchman invented the ‘pedi-sukkah’ – a mobile sukkah, attached to a tricycle that can now be found in 15 states and five different countries The Jewish College Soccer Team Defying Stereotypes – The Yeshiva University ‘Maccabees’ are as dedicated to making their own minyan before a match […]

A Sukkot Lesson: Shaky Huts and Burning Houses

Almost exactly five years ago to the day, my parents got a call that all people dread: their home (the one of my childhood) was up in flames. Fortunately, no one was in it at the time of the fire, and the major damage was confined to the back of the house. But still, it came out […]

The Instability of a Sukkah: The Source For True Inner Strength

I watch her in awe – the way a sports fan might watch a great athlete – but the thing that this woman has mastered is herself. Every time I’ve been a guest in this friend’s home over the last fifteen years, I am blown away by what a person looks like when she truly […]

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