Make It a Smooth Landing

Not unlike an airplane “gearing down” for a smooth landing, this time of year finds many of us in the middle of summer preparing for all life brings in September and the fall season. Some of us are in the second camp session; college bound are preparing for the new semester; and many of us… Read More

Being Zayde Why Is the Sky Blue?

There certainly are a few scientific explanations about the color of the sky and how our atmosphere interacts with the sun’s rays to play tricks on our eyes to show us “color.” There is more to it than that. Remember, we are made in G-d’s image. What we see should be a reminder of grace… Read More

Soldiering On Love for Israel and its people draws locals to Israel Defense Forces

Just their first week on the job and Gil Kuttler’s friends were run over by a terrorist. As newly minted soldiers, the potential for terrorism and violence — in general, if not the specifics of a collision with a car — comes with the territory. Just maybe not quite so early. Gil and his friends… Read More

Being Zayde A Two-Way Street

Yes, we certainly all do have opinions about nearly everything, don’t we? We may or may not express them, but the choices we make and our reactions to others are all expressions of “our opinion.” But what is an “opinion”? Miriam Webster says, “1. A view, judgement or appraisal formed in the mind about a… Read More

Are We Good Enough for Great Leaders?

Let’s go back in time to consider what it must have been like for people to be so motivated that thoughtful, successful and diverse minds could be willing to risk everything for a better future. They must have confounded the pundits, politicians and the people of their day to the point where they were not… Read More