Sam Glaser

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Purim: From Exodus to Esther

The month of Adar provides us with the opportunity to bask in the emunah (faith) we have crafted over the Jewish calendar year. It...

Jews and Aspen: Thoughts on Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av is hard on even the hardiest individuals. My first Tisha B’Av memory took place at Camp Ramah, just outside Santa Barbara, California during...

The Three Weeks: My Family Vacation

This essay is an excerpt from Sam Glaser's book, "The Joy of Judaism." For most of us, summer is a carefree time. As one Jew...

A Shavuot Revelation

One reason Shavuot has no set date is because the essence of Torah is outside of time and space. Shavuot is a mysterious holiday. This...