Author: Jay Goldmintz

Why Aren’t Our Kids in Shul?

There is a disturbing phenomenon that we in the Modern Orthodox community don’t like to talk about: many of our teenagers do not attend shul on Shabbat morning. To be sure, there are plenty of Modern Orthodox minyanim packed with serious adolescents. But judging from my conversations with parents and rabbis in communities across the […]

Spiritual Investment—Capital Gain

Ask most parents how much financial capital they possess and they will think you are on the verge of making an appeal for more tuition dollars. Ask parents how much spiritual capital they have and they will probably look at you in bewilderment. “Spiritual capital” can best be explained by drawing upon a concept from […]