Beit Gamaliel

The House of Gamaliel: The confluence of knowledge and faith.


Childhood Cravings

I am not a picky eater. I will eat anything not nailed to the floor. However, I have been around long enough to discern the difference between a good crème brulee and a bad one! As a professional musician, I once had the wonderful privilege to play piano at the Café Noir in San Pedro, California, home to renowned French-trained Chef Eli Tordjman. Read More


Life In Denial

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I have “issues.” I won’t lie. I struggle with my weight. Of course that is not my only “issue,” but it happens to be one that my doctor reminds me of CONSTANTLY! Ironically, like many others, when I see myself in the mirror, I just don’t see it. Read More


The Laws of Relationships has been said that the Old Testament is about Law, but the New Testament is about relationship. It seems that a long standing tension between religion and relationship exists at the core of faith. Read More