Beachhead (part 1)

Beachhead (part 1)

I recently moved to a neighborhood in Montreal that’s a very odd combination of  hipsters and Hasidic Jews. Although different in important ways, the groups share a great many similarities in how they relate to others. Each is insular, with ostentatious outward...
Short Circuit

Short Circuit

  Where is this One? How can we find that One? The saints say that the One is hidden in the Name. The Divine Name. The name of Love. And that by constant repetition, gradually but INEVITABLY, the Presence that is hidden in the Name reveals itself. Where? In our...
Gabriel Goodwill World Tour

Gabriel Goodwill World Tour

“The ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not: Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to...
Soil

Soil

“If you don’t plow the earth, it’s going to get so hard nothing grows in it. You just plow the earth of yourself. You just get moving. And even don’t ask exactly what’s going to happen. You allow yourself to move around, and then you will see...

Reflections on Fatherhood

There is a beautiful confluence now, where the project that defined my 20s is reaching a culmination, while at the same time I am preparing for a new phase of life that will bring new challenges and opportunities. In many ways, I feel I have gained skills and lessons...