People at Islay Scotch-tasting

Scotch-Tasting Completes 2014-2015 Texts & Tasting Series

On Sunday, I held the fourth and final “Texts and Tasting” event of the 2014-2015 year. “Scotches & Second” featured Islay Scotches alongside learning about the second commandment. The Islay Scotches – Bruichladdich Scottish Barley, Kilchoman, Lagavulin 16, and Laphroaig 18 – were graciously sponsored by Rachel Tichauer at New York Life. The participants definitely READ MORE


Discussion at Moishe House on How Chickens Became Meat

Last week, I led a text-based discussion at the Orange County Moishe House with young adults. The topic under discussion was how did chicken become to be considered meat that was not to be boiled with milk (or consumed, etc.). This topic emerged out of a discussion held last month at the Orange County Moishe READ MORE

Speaking at CSULB Interfaith panel

Speaking on Interfaith Panel at CSULB

Recently, I spoke on an interfaith panel at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Two-and-a-half weeks ago, I represented Judaism in discussing “Justice”, alongside representatives of the other Abrahamic faiths. While I pointed out that justice occurs hundreds of times in the Bible, I also made sure to highlight two fundamental verses which I thought READ MORE