I have Seen the Writing on the Wall Parshat Balak 5779

This is a rerun of a previous Shabbos email. My wife did not re-give birth to our eight year old daughter, but there will be an update at the end of the email…. I have seen the writing on the wall… and it is colorful. There are blue and orange streaks all across one wall

Every Step Counts, but Some More Parshat Chukat 5779

The New York City Subway system has 472 stations stretching over four boroughs, making it the largest subway system in the world. It is clean, efficient, reliable, inexpensive, and most importantly, it saves people hours of snarling traffic every day. In 2017, the most recent year data was presented, over 1.72 billion rides were provided

Of Navy SEALs and Tea Parshat Korach 5779

About seventy five percent of the trainees who start the Navy SEALs training program, drop out before it’s done. And it’s not like anyone can get into this program, one must first excel in the regular Navy and then successfully finish a grueling three-week SEAL Officer and Assessment and Selection program which weeds out anyone

I Can’t Get Him Out of My Tires Parshat Shelach 5779

Traveling to the Amazonian jungle in the mid-1800 was dangerous and harrowing. Bringing your entire mishpacha with you would either be described as blindly optimistic or just plain foolish. But when Henry Wickham decamped from England to build a plantation in the jungle, he took with him his wife, mother, brother, brother’s fiancée, brother fiancée’s

Can I Get Some Embryonic Stem Cells with That? Parshat BeHalotcha 5779

One of the great advantages of spending a vacation in the idyllic town of Chesterfield , MO, as opposed to my usual time in frenzied NY, was that I had significantly more time to spend with my family. I conjured fantastical stories for my children, nieces, and nephews, helped them put together puzzles, took walks

Would You Like Ice With That? Parshat Naso 5779

This essay combines reality and futuristic predictions. Anything described as happening in 2019 or earlier is true, anything from 2020 and forward is a futuristic prediction. Obviously. The boarding team was dressed in the blue camouflage fatigues of the Seven Nations Navy and was armed to the teeth. From the time they boarded the tugboat

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Every Step Counts, but Some More
Parshat Chukat 5779

The New York City Subway system has 472 stations stretching over four boroughs, making it the largest subway system in the world. It is clean, efficient, reliable, inexpensive, and most importantly, it saves people hours of snarling traffic every day.

Read More »

Of Navy SEALs and Tea
Parshat Korach 5779

About seventy five percent of the trainees who start the Navy SEALs training program, drop out before it’s done. And it’s not like anyone can get into this program, one must first excel in the regular Navy and then successfully

Read More »

I Can’t Get Him Out of My Tires
Parshat Shelach 5779

Traveling to the Amazonian jungle in the mid-1800 was dangerous and harrowing. Bringing your entire mishpacha with you would either be described as blindly optimistic or just plain foolish. But when Henry Wickham decamped from England to build a plantation

Read More »
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