What turning fifty, losing a father, and celebrating ten years as a rabbi taught Matt Gewirtz about the importance of pausing for a moment to take in their power.
We are so used to discussions surrounded weight loss that involve physical solutions. But it could be just as likely that weight gain can be caused by our trying...
May 11, 2016
How the site JewBelong is trying to turn Passover, and all of Judaism, on its head: through branding.
April 18, 2016
The grievances, issues, or disagreements we may have are no reason to vote for a dangerous man. And now that Trump is so far ahead, he is dangerous.
March 17, 2016
When his parents passed away, leaving him with a collection of mementos, Matt was suddenly confronted with how... and why... he saves the things he does.
February 17, 2016
Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz describes a moment that forced him to look at his approach to prayer with fresh eyes.
January 20, 2016
Nothing frightens a suburban parent more than the prospect of his child getting into the car of a drunk driver. Parents will grant all kinds of dispensation for what we...
January 12, 2016
I foolishly thought burying my almost 91-year old father would have been easier than what my siblings and I went through in saying goodbye to my mother who died prematurely...
December 10, 2015
I was raised by two teachers. My parents taught me to respect and trust authority; to question with appreciation and understanding for those before whom I stood. They also taught...
November 06, 2015
It’s almost like clockwork: “Rabbi, I’m scared to die. I’m not sure my life has meant enough.” It might sound like I’m talking about holding the hand of a 95-year-old...