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Peter Himmelman

Story

A Quarter to Five

By On July 3, 2017

Noah’s brother and son in law each take one of Noah’s arms. If they were to let go even for a moment, he would fall into the open grave from sheer anguish. As… Read More

Story

The Penitent’s Note

By On June 14, 2017

As the Rabbi continued chanting the Torah portion, Steven took the star-shaped paper to the back of the Shul, near where the coffee maker, the cheese Danishes, and the bottle of Slivovitz… Read More

Poem

Fear/Loss/Death/Prayer/Faith/Love

By On May 18, 2017

Fear/Loss/Death/Prayer/Faith/Love. This is a small poem about big things.… Read More

Essay

Sleep My Child (Jewish Blues In The Goldene Medina)

By On May 11, 2017

How passing along something as simple as a song —with love and intention— can change a life forever.… Read More

Essay

Sh*t I Believe

By On April 20, 2017

I want to pass along some answers to what I believe are a few of life’s most pressing questions. I hope they help make your life better than it already is. … Read More

Essay

The Things That Matter Most (My Pre-Passover Tune-Up)

By On April 6, 2017

Why I break out of my routine every year to immerse myself in the stories and wisdom of the people who have sacrificed for our country.… Read More

Essay

The Piety Test

By On March 23, 2017

Everyone's heard about the assumed advantages of living a religious lifestyle. Following my native contrarian tendencies, this piece is a reflection on the pitfalls of being a "religious" person.… Read More

Guest Post

My Winding Road To Observant Judaism

By On January 16, 2017

Peter Himmelman reflects on how he became an observant Jew, from his father's lymphoma diagnosis to his visits to Crown Heights.… Read More

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