About the Author


Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

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


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.

Are You Concerned about Iran?

Like the destruction of the Temple, many people don’t believe the warnings and don’t expect Iran will ever attack Israel.

Joe’s Impossible Bar Mitzvah

Joe Greenbaum wasn’t going to let his autism and apraxia get in the way of celebrating.

Dealing with Depression

There is a world of difference between clinical depression and having a bad day.

Exodus: Retelling Our Family’s Story

Passover connects our children to something larger than themselves.

The Art of Saying Hello

A simple way to change your life and the life of others. Seriously.

Infertility Etiquette

Becoming more sensitive and more aware of the pain couples struggling with infertility are going through.

How to Pay a Proper Shiva Call

Proper etiquette and practical advice.

Rosh Hashanah and Alcoholics Anonymous

Members of AA can teach us what it means to confront a bad habit, stare down a relentless temptation, and persevere.

The Real Robin Williams

We never really knew him.

3 Keys to Being Happy

Stop pursuing it and start experiencing it.

Not All Dreams Are Created Equal

Martin Luther King had a dream. Did his wife and family support it?

Someone who Matters

Hanukkah and celebrity worship.

Giving Comfort: The Ring Theory

How to best interact with someone going through a crisis.

United in Tragedy

It shouldn’t take the death of a 12-year-old girl or an act of terror to bring us all together.

Shoshi’s Bright Light

Shoshi Stern, a beautiful, sweet flower, has been plucked from the Almighty’s garden, but her fragrance will last forever.

Do It Today

A timeless lesson from Nachman Glauber, of blessed memory, who was tragically killed with his pregnant wife.

When Every Millisecond Counts

Take advantage of every moment and be a champion at whatever you aspire to do.

Purim’s Wakeup Call

Purim is unfolding again right before our very eyes. How can we go about business as usual?

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