• Chanukah and the Central Role of Women in Jewish Survival

    The Jewish Story A while back, Harvard University received a three million dollar grant to establish a chair in Holocaust studies. Some felt this represented an over emphasis on the Holocaust and Jewish persecution that tends to over shadow a far more significant dimension of…

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  • My Mom: A Sane Place

    My Mom Next Monday, November 4th, my mother will be having heart valve replacement surgery. I would appreciate it if you would become a spiritual partner in helping my mom through this challenging time. Also, when the day comes, I will be asking all of…

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  • Yizkor: A four part guide

    A four-part guide to understanding, observing and touching the depth of one of Yom Kippur’s peak moments For many people, Yizkor, is the number one reason why they attend synagogue on Yom Kippur. The word yizkor literally means to remember, and Yizkor is a time-honored…

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  • The Ten-Ton Cellphone

    Any Rifts In Your Family? This is the time of year for reconciliation. I’m no expert, but I’m convinced that the basis of most family rifts is either money, or something to do with some kind of a “favor.” In the end, the dilemma we…

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  • ALTERNATIVE ROSH HASHANAH MINYAN FOR TEENS

    Shimon Apisdorf, award-winning author of The Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Survival Kit, is back to spend another unforgettable Rosh Hashanah with Ramat Bet Shemesh teens. This year Rabbi Yonah Klein will be joining him for two inspiring days of talk and tefilla. The minyan…

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Judaism

Chanukah and the Central Role of Women in Jewish Survival

The Jewish Story A while back, Harvard University received a three million dollar grant to establish a chair in Holocaust studies. Some felt this represented an over emphasis on the Holocaust and Jewish persecution that tends to over shadow a far more significant dimension of…

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Israel

I’m on the Radio!

I recently spoke with Arutz 7 Radio Host Josh Hasten about my new book and inspiration for the High Holidays! Listen to my interview & let me know what you think!

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God

How to Survive Synagogue

“Ugh, Do I Have To Go to Temple?” Are you dreading High Holy Day Services? Anticipating more of the same-old, same-old basically irrelevant stuff? Does this sound like you? Look Shimon, I don’t think I’m going to synagogue this year, it’s just too boring, I…

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Life

Hey Zuckerburg, Wanna Really Change the World?

Tumble, Tweet, Pin and Like. On any given day, there are over seventy million posts on Tumblr, and that little blue birdie tweets about two hundred thousand times a minute! On Facebook, people upload two hundred and fifty million photos per day, and “like” something…

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Featured Books

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