My New Friend Ubi – Parshas Emor 5784
My New Friend Ubi – Parshas Emor 5784

I was standing in my house a few days ago, reading something on my phone, when suddenly I noticed some motion to my right. In a graceful fluid motion, a spider was climbing down from my ceiling to the floor. We’ll call him Ubi. Ubi is a very polite guest, he was absolutely silent, not

Would You Like to Judge the World? Parshas Kedoshim 5784
Would You Like to Judge the World? Parshas Kedoshim 5784

What do you do when you know the world is about to end? Where do you go if you’re sure the world is going to experience an apocalyptic culmination in the very near future? If you’re any where near the former Soviet Union, I would suggest that you head over to Nikolskoe, Russia where you

Should Cows be Looking Over Their Shoulder?Parshat Achrei Mot
Should Cows be Looking Over Their Shoulder?
Parshat Achrei Mot

Dairy cows are prodigious producers. You pump about one hundred pounds of feed into a dairy cow over the course of a day; usually a mixture of hay, grain, soybean meal or some other protein, and silage, which is fermented wet grass or grain. While it sits there placidly ruminating, all sorts of machinery starts

The War that Rocked the World in 1985Parshat Metzora/Pesach 5784
The War that Rocked the World in 1985
Parshat Metzora/Pesach 5784

In 1981, Project Kansas was hatched secretly in the boardroom of one of the most successful companies in the US. It was the desperate gambit of a company that was rapidly losing its footing, and it would set off a chain of events that took the whole country by a storm. Within a few years almost every

The Art of Haggling for the Best DealParshas Tazria 5784
The Art of Haggling for the Best Deal
Parshas Tazria 5784

When I was twelve years old, there was nothing I enjoyed more than going to the Shuk Machane Yehuda. The massive indoor/outdoor market in Jerusalem was an assault of sights, sounds, and smells coming from the garbled masses of people and product. People tumbled from stall to stall, some with clear purpose and direction, some

Let’s Go on a Diet TogetherParshas Shmini 5784
Let’s Go on a Diet Together
Parshas Shmini 5784

Alfonso Hernandez is a farmer who grows infected cacti on the Canary Islands (Pop Quiz! Where in the world are the Canary Islands?) While cactus plants are generally considered a nuisance, and plant infections don’t rank high on Top 10 Favorite Agricultural Items lists, in some rare instances they work together to produce something quite

My New Friend Ubi – Parshas Emor 5784
My New Friend Ubi – Parshas Emor 5784
Would You Like to Judge the World? Parshas Kedoshim 5784
Would You Like to Judge the World? Parshas Kedoshim 5784
Should Cows be Looking Over Their Shoulder?<br>Parshat Achrei Mot
Should Cows be Looking Over Their Shoulder?
Parshat Achrei Mot
The War that Rocked the World in 1985<br>Parshat Metzora/Pesach 5784
The War that Rocked the World in 1985
Parshat Metzora/Pesach 5784
The Art of Haggling for the Best Deal<br>Parshas Tazria 5784
The Art of Haggling for the Best Deal
Parshas Tazria 5784
Let&#8217;s Go on a Diet Together<br>Parshas Shmini 5784
Let’s Go on a Diet Together
Parshas Shmini 5784
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