Be The Jewish Role Model You’re Looking For

My new friend wondered if I could be a good Jewish role model to her and this is my answer. I could be one of the good people you surround yourself with; in fact I’d be honored to be. But I think what’s way more important, is to trust yourself to be the role model you’re searching for. You know what lights your (Jewish) heart. Live it.

My Kippah, Myself

I turn heads. I say this with no small amount of modesty, but I know it to be true. It’s not my bold fashion choices or the streaks of blue and green in my hair that cause people to stare. No, the thing about me that draws the most attention is my kippah.

Rav Elyashiv's Mixed Legacy

Last Wednesday night, in the middle of a blazing heat wave, a quarter of a million people flocked to the funeral of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. Who was he, and why was this 102-year-old so revered?