"Luke Ford reports all of the 'juicy' quotes, and has been doing it for years." (Marc B. Shapiro)
"This guy knows all the gossip, the ins and outs, the lashon hara of the Orthodox world. He’s an [expert] in... all the inner workings of the Orthodox world." (Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff)
"This generation's Hillel." (Nathan Cofnas)
Tag Archives: privilege
I’m Doing Alexander Technique On My Own!
It’s easy as a student to get hooked on the delicious hands-on nature of Alexander Technique instruction. As a student for three years at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles, I had the privilege of receiving daily lessons from … Continue reading
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Things You Learn In Chat
People from shuls I attend have been coming into my chat room. They know me but I don’t know them. "Doesn’t that drive you crazy?" asked one. "I know who you are but you don’t know who I am." "That’s … Continue reading
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I’m Resigning As Your Moral Leader
In the past few days I have begun to atone for my private failings with my friends and my religious community. The remorse I feel will always be with me. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the love … Continue reading
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Yiddish Theater: A Love Story
Sunday morning, I catch a screening at the Laemmle theater in Santa Monica. In it, a professor of Yiddish at Vilnius University in Lithuania, an absolute bear of a man, talks about immigrant Jews wanting their children to speak English … Continue reading
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