Humans are Just Bigger Cats (or Smaller Elephants)

There's a surprising regularity connecting the size, speed, and lifespan of not just animals, but cities and organizations, as well

What Do We Do About Violence in the Torah?

Why do we draw so many conclusions about each other’s religious traditions from small excerpts of text?

Summer Vacation – Gateway to Teshuvah

I offer my present lightness of being as Torah, the Torah of embracing our fullest selves, reverent and irreverent impulses equally inspired by the divine.

Partisan Or Political?

It is difficult to know where values end and politics begin.

The Torah and Group Development

Have you ever wondered why even the most effective groups sometimes experience a clash?

The Role of the Elite

What does it mean to be an “elite?” Recently, the term has come to be much derided by people on ...

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

For some people, fitting into the status quo is soothing, comforting, peaceful. Not for me. For me, seeking a life ...

Sleep to Dream, Dream to Plan, Plan to Act

This winter vacation, I slept more than I had in recent memory. Heading to Upstate New York with my wife ...