Author: William Kolbrener

Thinking Like a Jew: Reflections on Chanukah

The light of the Chanukah flames testifies to a force that transcends nature, and that force is the power implicit in the lights of the menorah—the internal light of Torah.

“Pulled up Short” by Shmuel

My son, Shmuel, was born four years ago on the tenth of Cheshvan. My wife woke me at 3 A.M.; we were at the hospital a bit after 3:30. Not her first delivery, the labor was quick: by 5:45, she gave birth. So efficient she was, I thought, that...