About the Author

Ross Hirschmann

Ross Hirschmann is a former civil litigator who saw the light and got out of law. He then got into pharmaceutical sales where he has been for the past 14 years. He earned his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. in history from UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles with his incredible wife and two very cute daughters.

Lessons From My Father

The most important lessons I learned from my father are those he lived by.

A Shabbat Miracle

My father and I had nothing in common besides the long silences that would pass between us. Then a miracle happened.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Reality Knocks

Volunteering one hour to help others gave me a surprising insight about myself and the world.

In the Blink of an Eye

My little daughter is growing up way too fast.

Bartering with God

I never believed in the Divine Barter System. Never believed those "miracles" would happen… until they happened to me.

Gimme Shelter

How I learned to stop worrying and love sending my children to Jewish Day School.

In France, Running Away from Judaism

But it seems that God had other plans for me. And it all started with that yo-yo in the window.

Desperately Seeking a Jewish Connection

I never understood exactly how a person could love all of his fellow Jews until I started wearing my kippah all the time.

Waikiki in a Suit and Tie

Adventures of a religious guy on business in Hawaii.

Growing Up Poor

When Bar Mitzvahs are getting as extravagant as weddings, it's time for some serious reassessment.

Lessons From My Father

The most important life lessons I learned are ones that my father never actively tried to teach me. He simply lived them.

The Kippah Quandary

My landmark dilemma: Do I wear a kippah to the job interview or not?

The Paperboy From Heaven

In the midst of the most sacred of my bachelor rituals – pizza and Monday Night Football – a knock on the door ended up changing my life.

Where No Jew has Gone Before

Life in corporate America when you're the only guy in your company wearing a kippah.

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