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I show the way Jewish wisdom make our lives richer and happier. In particular, I help Jews appreciate their heritage and Christians uncover the Jewish roots of their faith. Get my FREE Jewish holidays cheat sheet by clicking here.

The 3 Types of Anti-Semitism

By Rabbi Evan / June 7, 2019 This week police discovered Nazi symbols in a middle school restroom near my home. Last month a gunman burst into a San Diego synagogue and began shooting, killing a 60-year-old woman. Six months before that, a domestic terrorist in Pittsburgh…

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Passover

By Rabbi Evan / April 19, 2019 Every year, millions of Jews gather around a table and celebrate Passover. We tell the story of the biblical exodus from Egypt. This festive meal is among the oldest religious rituals in the Western world. As the author of a book…

Who Else is Happy About the College Admissions Scandal?

By Rabbi Evan / March 20, 2019 As you probably know by now, several high-profile actors and corporate executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to get their children into top universities. Journalists describe it as the biggest college admissions scandal in American history.  This incident reveals…

3 Lessons from the Secret Vatican Archive

By Rabbi Evan / March 14, 2019 For many years, I’ve heard rumors about a secret Vatican archive. This archive holds papers detailing the actions of Pope Pius II during the Second World War.  Why did he not protest when the Nazis emptied Rome of its Jews?…

5 Ways to Stop the Spread of Anti-Semitism

By Rabbi Evan / March 6, 2019 Today the US Congress plans to pass a resolution condemning antisemitism. The immediate imputes for the resolution are the remarks by Representative Ilan Omar. She said American Jews support Israel because they are more loyal to Israel than America. The…

3 Ways to Combat Anxiety

By Rabbi Evan / March 4, 2019 A reader sent a question recently. He asked if Judaism sees anxiety as a sin. He pointed to a verse in the Christian Bible where it says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication…

What Do You Say to Someone In Pain?

By Rabbi Evan / February 28, 2019 Have you ever had a friend or family member who was suffering? Perhaps they had just gone through a divorce? Perhaps they had lost a parent? Perhaps they were sick and in the hospital? All of us have probably faced…
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