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Rabbi Jonathan Gewirtz

Articles by Rabbi Jonathan Gewirtz

Become a Grandmaster

I never learned how to play chess. Though it is called the Game of Kings, I’m not sure whether that’s because kings played it, or

That’s How They Get Ya!

Read the fine print. It’s good advice when you’re signing a contract. Often, unscrupulous people will try to hide details harmful to the signer in

What Color Is Your Pantser?

Are you a pantser? It’s OK if you don’t know. I didn’t know what it was until a colleague posted a request she’d gotten, and

Joining the Kiddush Club

This is an example of not judging a book by its cover, or at least, not judging a column by its title. If you were

It’s the Network

One of the large wireless phone carriers touts its service using the tagline, “It’s all about the network.” Or, something like that. It’s possible I’m

Hitting the Target

My wife had gone shopping at a certain department store which shall remain nameless for the purposes of this article. It doesn’t really matter where

All the Way Up

Well, my friends, we’ve come to another exciting episode of “What’s Going on in My Brain?” Each week, you get a glimpse inside the workings

Follow the Science (Sort of)

When looking for catchy titles that will pique readers’ interest, I occasionally happen across a phrase that gets hackles up and makes people very emotional,

Help Desk

One of the most-frequently challenging jobs is that of a help desk technician. If you’re not familiar, let me explain. When you have an issue

That Gives Me an Idea

Chazal tell us, “Gadol ham’aseh, yoser min ha’oseh,” greater is the one who causes someone to do a mitzvah than the one who actually does

I’m on a Roll

While walking to shul with a friend many years ago, I heard what would stick in my mind for all time. It was a “dad

That’s How They Get Ya!

Read the fine print. It’s good advice when you’re signing a contract. Often, unscrupulous people will try to hide details harmful to the signer in