Good Luck

04/22/2008 - 20:00
Rabbi David Wolpe is spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

Napoleon is reputed to have asked only one question in hiring an officer — “is he lucky?” While hard work and piety can do much good in this world, mazel is indispensable.

The Stubble Of Remembrance

08/03/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writer
I hadn’t seen Nissim, owner of my favorite kosher restaurant in my Queens neighborhood, for a while, but he saw something new on me right away. “That’s one of those Three Weeks things, right?” he said, pointing to my face with a note of concern. It had sprouted a growth of unkempt, untrimmed beard since I last had sampled his steamed dumplings and egg roll.
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