Challenging but not crazy March 24, 2020 No Comments I received an email from a friend yesterday. He wanted to know how I’m doing and simply asked, “Hey, Shmuel, how are you and the Read More » And the Plague Stopped March 19, 2020 No Comments Everybody is worried about a plague that is sweeping the world. As Jews, what must we do when such a thing happens? Simple; we check Read More » From Purim to Pesach March 11, 2018 No Comments When people think of “great Jewish holidays”, Pesach is – unquestionably – towards the top of the list. However, our Rabbis have taught us something Read More » The Five Words I Hate January 30, 2018 No Comments I realize the importance of being politically correct but we must be careful, that while following the rules, we still manage to be true to Read More » Oh, Baby! October 16, 2017 No Comments I spoke about it, wrote about it and knew it was happening, yet nobody believed me. I had said many times that the Jewish birth Read More » We Need the Jewish Women July 18, 2017 No Comments Ask your fellow Jew the following question and see if he/she answers it correctly: “Who were the people lucky enough to leave Egypt and actually Read More » 70 Years and Totally Forgotten April 24, 2017 No Comments This past Friday I traveled north to spend a relaxing and spiritual Shabbat in my favorite city in Israel; Tzefat. Maybe I’m crazy but I Read More » The Modern Day Egypt January 22, 2017 No Comments The beautiful thing about learning the parsha with different commentaries is that many of these great Rabbis ask a simple question that flip things upside Read More » Every Jew is a Kohen Gadol January 3, 2017 No Comments I have always said that if I could be a “fly on the wall” during any story in TaNach, it would be in this week’s Read More » A Different Pesach April 12, 2016 No Comments I remember when a good friend of mine lost his mother. He was just 6 weeks into the first year of aveylus (mourning period for Read More » 20,000 Young Jews Move to Tel Aviv! March 8, 2016 No Comments You read the title of this article correctly. In the last few years, a total of 20,000 young, energetic Jews have moved to the “White Read More » See the Good in Israel January 16, 2015 No Comments Jews worldwide are now studying “Nedarim” in the Daf Yomi cycle. Although we are just at the beginning of this section of the Talmud, one Read More » What to Daven For September 21, 2014 No Comments We all have our lists of what to daven for. Everyone will be focused this Rosh Ha’Shanah on their personal needs which undoubtedly include refuah, Read More » This Pesach – Give Your Heart and Soul March 24, 2014 No Comments I am a very optimistic guy and always look for a way at making sure the glass is half full… even if it is almost Read More » Spy vs Spy January 9, 2014 No Comments I admit it. I read MAD magazine as a child growing up. As a matter of fact, I not only read it, I subscribed to Read More » All Articles by Shmuel Sackett Founder and Director of Am Yisrael Chai SEARCH Recent Posts Challenging but not crazy And the Plague Stopped From Purim to Pesach The Five Words I Hate Oh, Baby!