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Ross Hirschmann


Waikiki in a Suit and Tie

Adventures of a religious guy on business in Hawaii.

Do It Now

Sometimes there are no second chances.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Gimme Shelter

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

Growing Up Poor

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

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.

Where No Jew has Gone Before

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

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.

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.

A Shabbat Miracle

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

In France, Running Away from Judaism

When I was 20, I spent my junior year in college in France to run away from Judaism. But God had other plans for me.

The Kippah Quandary

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

Reality Knocks

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

Lessons From My Father

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

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.

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