The Shiur


R’ Yosef Weingarten is an old friend of mine. He originally hails from Brooklyn, as do I, and we learned in the same yeshivah for a few years. Though our paths separated for a time, we were eventually reunited when he moved to Eretz Yisrael and took up residence in Kiryat Sefer. My family has […]

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The Day it All Worked Out


I’m going to share a personal story with you. It’s the story of my father and our relationship (or the lack of one, after the divorce), and how after 50 years of little contact and many unresolved feelings on my part, I managed to exit that pain-filled arena on eagles’ wings. While I know that […]

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And More Little Things…


Your story ‘Those Little Things’ changed my entire perspective,” she told me. I was on the phone with a woman who informed me that a story I had written a number of years before had made a tremendous impression on her heart, and consequently on her life as well. Here is a recap for those […]

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Zera Shimshon Revisited


I have written many stories over the years. Hundreds of stories. Many of them have made an impact, baruch Hashem. Once in a while, however, I have the privilege of writing something whose effect lingers on and on. Such was the story about the sefer Zera Shimshon. Seven years ago a friend approached me in […]

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Attorney for Heaven


People love stories. People especially love hearing stories that are incredible, that seem almost too good to be true. This is such a story. I’ve never publicized it: What did I do, after all? I was just a messenger. But somehow, the story spread. First one person told me the story, never knowing that I […]

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