We don’t need those keys…
 Parshat Devorim- Tisha B’av 5782

The following story is true, however the names and details have been fictionalized to bring out the story. The pounding in Shlomo’s head wouldn’t stop, but it was easily drowned out by the pain in his heart. The city lie…

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 Parshat Devorim- Tisha B’av 5782

Please keep this secret from your spouse… 
Parsha Matos – Masei 5782

I’m pretty confident that you’ve never heard of the 9 Nanas; they worked hard to keep it that way. For thirty years, the 9 Nanas, a group of women near Memphis, TN, would get up at 4AM, and sneak out…

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Parsha Matos – Masei 5782

Who’s the real villain here? 
Parshat Pinchas 5782

In 2021, more people migrated out of New York State than any other state in the union. And it was not all people leaving Flatbush for Tom’s River to be closer to the grandchildren and have more lawn. Many people…

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Parshat Pinchas 5782

Inflation is robbing me of the ability to buy a violin! 
Parshat Balak 5782

Stradivarius. The name alone elicits a hushed response in discriminating circles. Antonio Stradivari, born in Cremona, Italy in 1644, is considered by most experts to be the greatest instrument maker of all time. The few remaining "Strads" (the number hovers…

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Parshat Balak 5782

When You March to the Step of Another Drummer
Parshas Chukas 5782

The New York City Subway system has 468 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.…

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Parshas Chukas 5782

From Austerity to Ostentation
Parshas Korach 5782

To say that the Kellogg family grew up in austerity would be an understatement on par with saying that surgery without anesthesia might tingle a bit. As strict Seventh Day Adventists, the Kellogg family believed that taking indulging in any…

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Parshas Korach 5782

The Richest Country in the world that you never heard of!
Parshat Shelach 5782

If you’re like 99% of the world, you’ve never heard of Nauru. That is because the Republic of Nauru is a tiny country with only .00014% of the world population! Naura is the third smallest country in the world, only…

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Parshat Shelach 5782

What stunts can you do?
Parshat Baha’alosecha 5782

Hello Everybody, There are two kinds of people in the world: People who live to do any stunt that will take them close enough to death that they can run their fingers through its hair, and people who love to…

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Parshat Baha’alosecha 5782

Doughnuts that solve unemployment
Parshat Naso 5782

When tech is hot, everyone wants jobs in tech. Besides the cool campuses, all glass and steel and open spaces, besides the free yerba mate cashew milk smoothies, organic lunches and craft beer on Friday afternoons, besides the uncapped vacation…

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Parshat Naso 5782

My brain made me do it…
Bamidbar / Shavuot 5782

This essay relies heavily on the information contained in an article from The Atlantic, written by Stephen Cave, and found in the June 2016 issue.  David walked out of Professor Smilansky’s lecture hall, and felt like he had just won…

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Bamidbar / Shavuot 5782