Dude, pass the Bromine…  Parshat Toldos 5783
Dude, pass the Bromine… 
Parshat Toldos 5783

A fuming red brown liquid at room temperature that readily evaporates to form a similarly colored gas. Sounds like a ton of fun on a Sunday afternoon, at the Weevly World of Wacky Science Wexperiments! Probably not something I want in my tea… But bromine, the fuming red brown liquid/gas in question was regularly mixed

Is it a Mountain or a Molehill?  Parshat Chayei Sara 5783
Is it a Mountain or a Molehill? 
Parshat Chayei Sara 5783

Art connoisseurs the world over are never too far from a venue that fills them with wonder and awe. Europeans have the Tate, the Louvre, Prado, and the vaunted Uffizi Gallery. Americans have the Met, the J. Paul Getty Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the Guggenheim. Then there are the hundreds of smaller

How about those cheese curls?  Parshat Vayeira 5783
How about those cheese curls? 
Parshat Vayeira 5783

Popcorn is good, but corn puffs are great. Both of them are made by doing something magical to corn kernels, but popcorn is a messy expression of that magic, leaving behind husks and debris all over your teeth and gums, not to mention the unpopped kernels that rattle around in the bag, and occasionally make

My Sole is Fragile Parshat Lech Lecha 5783
My Sole is Fragile
 Parshat Lech Lecha 5783

I’m pretty confident I have weird feet. I don’t know if they’re flat, crooked, or inverted, but they don’t seem to fit into most shoes like a hand fits in a glove. If you’re a podiatrist and reading this, please don’t email me back with suggestions or diagnoses, I’ve been to doctors and they always

It’s not your fault…  Parshat Noach 5783
It’s not your fault… 
Parshat Noach 5783

Anyone would tell you that Todd Sikorsky had a tough life, but usually he would be the first one in line. It is not easy being the father of three rambunctious boys, all three of whom were diagnosed with ADHD and one who was diagnosed with ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) on top of that. It

Get Lost, Get Found  Parshat Bereishit 5783
Get Lost, Get Found 
Parshat Bereishit 5783

This is a repeat of a Shabbos email from 2009, likely the last time I spent Succos in Israel. The crowd started thickening about fifteen feet from the massive double doors leading into the succah. It was definitely no ordinary succah. It was made of solid Jerusalem stone walls twenty five feet tall, as it

Dude, pass the Bromine&#8230; <br> Parshat Toldos 5783
Dude, pass the Bromine… 
Parshat Toldos 5783
Is it a Mountain or a Molehill? <br> Parshat Chayei Sara 5783
Is it a Mountain or a Molehill? 
Parshat Chayei Sara 5783
How about those cheese curls? <br> Parshat Vayeira 5783
How about those cheese curls? 
Parshat Vayeira 5783
My Sole is Fragile<br> Parshat Lech Lecha 5783
My Sole is Fragile
 Parshat Lech Lecha 5783
It&#8217;s not your fault&#8230; <br> Parshat Noach 5783
It’s not your fault… 
Parshat Noach 5783
Get Lost, Get Found <br> Parshat Bereishit 5783
Get Lost, Get Found 
Parshat Bereishit 5783
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