The Plague

The Plague

by David Sanders I have a thin monograph of The Plague, by Albert Camus, in my bookshelf for some 40 years. Set in the spring of 1947 in a town …


Kindness is a Chain Reaction

What do yawning, laughter, enthusiasm, and kindness share in common? They all can be referred to as infectious.  Neuroscientists have measured through brain scans the contagious impact of viewing others …


For Koby, who always found Light in Darkness

Koby Gruenwald (z"l)

One of the beautiful arrangements of my teaching schedule this semester, is that I teach ‘Soul: Intro to Kabbalah’ of the Year 1 curriculum immediately before ‘Masks: Who are you?’, …


The Accuracy of Being Happy

Does it matter so much about the accuracy of recollections or more about the impact of what happened? Every year, around this time, I listen to Martin Luther King’s final …


Receiving Russell

  by David Sanders The box of Russell Stover assorted fine chocolates was so large it was impossible for it go unnoticed on the supermarket shelf. I took special note …


Gratitude on a Full Stomach

On Thanksgiving, our family joined hundreds of others in downtown Philadelphia, bringing Thanksgiving meals to the less fortunate, with an organization called “Manna.” We traversed the city in two cars- …


From Boy to Joy

  The innovations of the Kabbalists in Tzfat some 500 years ago were often based on observations that led to their intuitive insights. In this regard, they were as much …


Embracing the Bet

As my family and I move from our first High Holiday season without our son Koby,(z”l) into our second, I am keenly aware of the energy that is manifesting around …


Ain’t Just Whistling Dixie

Greta Thunberg, climate change activist

Blog by Dr. David Sanders At the end of the film Titanic, as she lay half-conscious on a makeshift raft, Rose extends her reach to grab a whistle out of …