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I”m back and able to post again. Why the gap in posts? Baruch Hashem my daughter was born–two months early! Nachaliel Tikvah came on April 29th full of life and health. It was touch-and-go a week before and for several weeks after her birth because of my wife’s health but thank G-d we’re all healthy and thriving.

We were also able to participate a little in observing Shavuos with the community in Dallas where we hope to move soon, IY”H. My favorite part was staying up all night on Tikkun Leil Shavuos. I never got tired; the evening was filled with fascinating topics like: Child Labor Laws: Minors and the 39 Melachos of Shabbos; Lo Sachmod (Do Not Covet): Can Halacha Legislate Emotions?; Before & After: Meaning and Motivation to Birkas HaTorah; Dreams & Dreamers: The Shtus Dreams Are Made Of — The Bizarre Role of Dreams in Halacha.

Finally, I’ve quit Facebook, Twitter, and all Social Media. Having been inspired by the Gedolei HaDor via the Ichud HaKehilos Asifa: Using Technology Responsibly, I’m joining the war on Social Media. It is killing our children, dumbing down our minds and is no place for the holy nation of Israel.

You can watch the Asifa here:

I will use the Internet (only in filtered form) for work, business and occasional personal communications with friends and family–no social media! I’ll turn all the extra time I’ll gain into studying Torah.

If Jesus had a Facebook account would you “unlike” him? With all of the press around Rabbi Boteach’s recent book and the plethora of availability of commentary from both sides, it might be worth considering how much attention Jews and Noahides should “devote” to Jesus. I read that someone on another blog suggested an interesting idea: form a group of ex-messianics for the purpose of writing refutations to Christian proofs. That might be helpful. It certainly is worth exploring but with some caution. Read More

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