Mitzvah Mama? Linda Cohen Chats About Debut Book ‘1,000 Mitzvahs’

Author Linda Cohen becomes the conscience for us all in her new book, 1,000 Mitzvahs, about the acts of goodness she performed and logged in memory of her father. She reminds us that even changing a roll of toilet paper in a public restroom is a good dead. Read about her project in this wide-ranging interview. Continue reading

Mitzvah in Park: Smiles Worth More Than Money


The boy and girl stared at the ice cream truck, their mouths drooping in obvious longing. “What would you like? An ice cream sandwich?” the ice cream vendor asked, then started naming off frozen novelties. The children’s mother shook her head. She had already told her children no. “Sorry, I didn’t bring any money,” she said.

The vendor pulled out two popsicles, peeled back the top of the wrappers, and handed them to the children. The kids ran off, smiling and licking the treats. A man sitting nearby tried to offer … Continue reading