Uncharted Territory

Do you remember the book we used to read to our children about the little train that could? It dawned on me recently that Covid-19 is “That Little Virus That Could“....

A month ago I launched a web page called Tefilah MeHalev – Prayer From the Heart www.yomtovnusach.com. It all began with an inquiry by my rabbi one morning after services whether...

Rosh Hashana this year 5781 Rosh Hashana next Year 5782 © Judah Lifschitz 2020

Tonight we will usher in the Jewish New Year of 5781. Ours is not a “celebration” in the classic sense of joyful partying and merry making. Rather, Rosh Hashanah represents the...

Next week Jews around the globe will observe Rosh Hashanah and inaugurate  5781 on the Jewish calendar. This year, as in every year, Rosh Hashana, the Ten Days of Repentance which...

It was just a few weeks ago that we regularly awoke to news reports of Corona virus “hot spots” across the country. Such daily reports have greatly diminished in number and...

I was on a conference call with a Federal Magistrate Judge last Thursday discussing the status of a major case when one of the lawyers started explaining why a revision of...

Towards the end of her life my mother was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. Fortunately, a year before her diagnosis a new genetic drug, Gleevec, was approved which literally saves patients...

Merriam Webster defines the noun “normal” as “a form or state regarded as the norm; STANDARD”. Today, it is common to hear people speak of “the new normal” when referring to...

Hard to believe but we are in our sixth month of the Corona virus pandemic and we have a long way to go. While I was home during under the shelter...