Kosher in Body and Soul

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called “Kosher in Body and Soul.”

The essence of keeping kosher is not that we just keep the dietary kosher laws and eat only that which G-d commanded is permissible to us, but more so that we feed our spiritual soul with G-d’s manifestation to us and ultimately that we live kosher lives through His wisdom and the performance of good deeds.

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

Everyone’s Heart Is Something

This video has gone viral since Monday. 


A 6-year old girl instructs her mom and dad on how to treat each other better after her parent’s divorce. 


“I just want everyone to be friends.”


“If I can be nice, I think all of you can be too.”


“I want everyone to smile.”


“I think you can get your mean heights to low heights.”


“My heart is something. Everyone’s heart is something.”


“If we live in a world where everyone is mean, then everyone will be a monster. What about the future?”


“If there is a little bit of person, we will eat them, then no one will ever be here, only the monsters will be in our place,”


“I want everything to be good and possible, nothing else.”


So innocent and pure are her words.


Yes, a wake-up call to all of us!


If G-d can endow us with such pristine souls, surely we can nurture these and one day return them to the Maker, certainly no worse for the wear, and maybe even some better with good deeds done. 😉