Be the Change

so much depends  upon    a red wheel  barrow   glazed with rain water   beside the white chickens   -William Carlos Williams   The human psyche is a fragile thing, susceptible to all means of threat. Yet, only by facing the fear of destruction is man able to amass strength and conquer. This transcendence … More Be the Change

Holy One

I. Boyhood dreams blaze through an old man’s gaze.  Pure.  A smile signalling what awaits.   With urgent tears and a frantic heart I stare over the mechitza at my brothers. He’s going to kill himself. My father is going to kill himself on Rosh HaShana. He has one collapsed lung. The other is laced … More Holy One

Be A Man

“In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man.”  – Pirkei Avoth 2:6 Rashi’s Daughters: Book 1: Jocheved is a beacon of light in a time of darkness. The story unfurls the magical beauty of marriage as it’s preserved through Judaic law and extols the value of appreciation between the sexes. … More Be A Man

Get Lit with Kit – May 2019

Marshall Goldsmith wrote about daily questions that can help you dominate your life’s circumstances. It requires reflection and daily practice, but if you root yourself in the present and follow through, the impact will be undeniable. Something else that will hopefully spark your introspection is Six Questions of Socrates. In it, Christopher Phillips explores pivotal questions of … More Get Lit with Kit – May 2019

Get Lit with Kit – February 2019

I am enchanted by Sayed Kashua’s books. He is a journalist, but also writes stunning fiction. His first novel, Dancing Arabs, was fabulous and drew me to read his next work, Exposure. Kashua weaves nuanced plots with complex characters who explore their Arab identity in Israel. I subsequently started learning Arabic. Also noteworthy, is Why Jesus? by Ravi Zacharias. … More Get Lit with Kit – February 2019