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Yonassan Gershom
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Author of "Beyond the Ashes" and "Jewish Themes in Star Trek" plus other books, vegetarian activist, peacemonger.
Author of "Beyond the Ashes" and "Jewish Themes in Star Trek" plus other books, vegetarian activist, peacemonger.

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Before you use a chicken for Kapporos, please read this story. Every one of those birds is an individual, living breathing creature who feels fear and pain the same as you do.
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Reincarnation and multicultural Awareness
As many of my readers know, I took down my old website a while back. Several people have asked where to find this essay from 20 years ago.  I suppose it is archived somewhere online (nothing ever really vanishes from the Internet) but here it is again. (If ...
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Parable of the Rooster Prince
A tale of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (As told by Yonassan Gershom) Once there was a prince who went mad and insisted he was a rooster. He sat on under the table naked, clucking and eating his food off the floor. The king had tried everything to cure him, but ...
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Cleaning for Passover: Don't be a fanatic!
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, the great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, once got so caught up in an obsession about getting rid of chometz (leavening) before Passover that it almost drove him crazy.  During Passover, not only is it forbidden to eat chometz, it i...
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WHY does Google Plus insist on picking up photos from OTHER POSTS on my blog that have nothing to do with the article quoted? GRRRRRRR!!!
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Why Ivanka Trump's Judaism is no proof her father is not a bigot
Every time I bring up the topic of neo-Nazis and other antisemites who support Donald Trump, I get this answer from his supporters: "But he can't be antisemitic, his own daughter is Jewish." Here's why that does not fly with me. My own wife, Caryl, converte...
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