Yom Kippur in Israel, Or, Why Guilt Is No Good for the Jews

The sages taught that if you come upon a beggar, you are not obligated to give to him, but you are obligated not to look away. Simple, right? Not at all.

My father-in-law died much too young for me to have had the privilege of knowing him. Still, over the years, I've learned much from lessons he taught his...