Dalia Massen, of Port Jefferson, N.Y., writes: Dear Joel, I watched you speak about the importance of conveying the meaning and importance of Judaism to your son,during a recent interview. I admire your approach and comfort in being Jewish.You instantly become a role model for Jews and gentile alike. You reached the age of wisdom, lucky!! I believe that when you face mortality, you become aware of the agenda that is ahead of you , in a clearer and more focused way.You are leaving a legacy for your son in the future to reflect back and appreciate his father, regardless of that parent's life expectancy.I wish you good health and happiness always. I especially treasure you storytelling gift that you have share with us all (i.e. Martin Luther Jr.'s brown bag story).
Joel: Thank you so much. I'm not so sure I've reached the age of wisdom, but at least I've been able to discover what is important.