About the Author


Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg is the rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue.


Torah Is Food for the Soul: Celebrating the Completion of Learning the Talmud

We defeat the anti-Semites by embracing Torah stronger and dedicating ourselves to share it with our brothers and sisters.

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz is Lighting Up the World

Completely paralyzed, this righteous person continues to inspire with his indomitable spirit, his courage and faith and his joyful soul.

Don’t Put Me in a Box: The Death of Nuance

One day we will all be placed in a box; let’s enrich our lives by not putting ourselves or others in one until then.

Identical Twins: One a Nazi, the Other a Member of the Israeli Navy

Our nature predisposes us, but through the way we nurture our lives, we can choose who we are and the legacy we leave.

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

How to Say You're Sorry

Don’t replace “I’m sorry” with “Thank you”.

What Will You Do with Your Extra Hour?

We are blessed to live in the greatest era of technological breakthrough of all time. What are you doing with all that extra time?

The Best Things in Life are Not Things

How the holiday of Sukkot contains the key to finding happiness.

God Loves You – Do You Love Him?

We want to count on God, but can He count on us? We want Him to think of us but how often do we think of Him?

High Intensity Interval Spiritual Training

Orange theory and pushing yourself to grow this time of the year.

Bombs Bursting in Air: The Growing Problem of Profanity

Don't believe the research that says cursing has positive benefits.

Hurricane Dorian: We're All Living in the Cone of Uncertainty

How to react to feelings of mortality and fragility.

What to Say (and Not Say) When There are No Words

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

Doing This for 3 Minutes a Day has Changed My Life

When is the last time you sat still with no technology, without talking, listening, watching, or reading something?

How to Leave Your Mark on the World

A Jewish community rallies together to bury an elderly waiter at a local Kosher restaurant.

What Are You Doing to Confront Anti-Semitism?

A crucial lesson from Mordechai and the story of Purim.

You Won’t Believe What This Man Did for His Competitor

A great example of what it really means to have faith in God.

Vaccination and Communal Policy

Jewish law regarding health and medicine has always mandated following what the medical establishment and majority of doctors believe.

It’s Time for Outrage, Not Silence

Where are our friends protesting anti-Semitism?

Preparing for Death

8 things you can do now to avoid compounding your family’s pain later.

LeBron James Doesn’t Deserve a Free Pass

LeBron’s apology is the perfect example of how not to say you are sorry.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

How a happily married family man and accomplished scientist could demonstrate the same anatomical markings of serial killers.

Do You Know Your Rating?

I was shocked when I discovered mine.

From Montana to New Square: Breaking Out of My Bubble

This summer I broadened my geographical and religious horizons.

Freedom of Speech

Why a central theme of Passover is talking.

Darkness and Light in Florida

Seventeen candles in our backyard were extinguished. We owe them our best effort to make our light burn brighter.

How Would You Spend Your Last 38 Minutes?

You don’t have to be from Hawaii to live like you were dying.

Substance Abuse and Our Children

Invisible or inimitable? Our kids need to feel that have unique value and are irreplaceable.

Seeing More with One Eye

Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

Hanukkah: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Why is Hanukkah called the holiday of vision?

Conduct Unbecoming: Society Is No Longer Willing to Tolerate Sexual Harassment

Men abusing their power to exploit women is not new. What's new is the huge shift in society’s refusal to look the other way.

5 Questions to Ask for a Happy Marriage

Five conversations that should take place over the course of dating and even within marriage itself.

Make Resolutions, Not Wishes

A practical guide to real change.

Tisha B’Av: Turning Mourning into Action

It is not enough to hope for redemption, we must be the catalyst for it.

American Jewry is Disappearing

Patrilineal descent and intermarriage are the problem, not the solution.

Tuning In to the Sinai Frequency

Was God’s revelation a thing of the past or is it a voice speaking to us today?

Crazy Busy!

Busyness is a harmful epidemic that’s wreaking havoc on our relationships and our emotional and physical well-being.

Strategies for Making Real Changes in Your Life

Design your personalized Spiritual Fitbit.

The Morning After the Election

Like it or not, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Here’s how we can prepare.

Moses and the Secret of Greatness

Moses, not Muhammad Ali, was “the greatest” because he never acted as if he was superior to anyone else.

Thanking Those who Packed Your Parachute: The Essence of Dayeinu

The real meaning of dayeinu and how it can transform your Passover experience.

Oversharing

In Judaism, the more valuable and treasured something is, the more private and protected we keep it.

Jewish Time

If time is more precious than money, why do we treat is so cavalierly?

Powerball Mania

Why I bought a ticket and why you should too.

Wishes are Not Resolutions

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Thanksgiving and Being a Jew

Giving thanks goes to the essence of what it means to be a Jew.

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