Here’s my secret Recipe…
Parshat Bo 5782

About two months into the pandemic I started making herring. The chocolate chip cookies made me do it. I was giving classes all the time, to people who were isolated, and often sad and fearful. On a regular basis I…

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Parshat Bo 5782

Why don’t you just pull my teeth out?
Parshat Vayechi 5782

A few years back, I had three teeth extracted. The dentist who did the pulling, cutting, drilling, cutting, and stitching was a fine man named Dr. Gregg Bobier. He has great chairside manner and a calming demeanor, but nonetheless, the…

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Parshat Vayechi 5782

The poorest Millionaire ever…
Parshat Vayigash 5782

Manju Das was quite possibly the richest housemaid in the world at one point, with close to two million dollars in her bank account. Today she lives in a hut, her body wracked in pain because she can’t afford any…

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Parshat Vayigash 5782

Let Them Eat Challah
Parshat Vayeitzei 5782

“Let them eat cake!” Those infamous words, allegedly uttered by the young Queen Marie Antoinette of France, are considered to be the ultimate example of willful naiveté, apathy, and economic hubris all wrapped into one succinct package. It didn’t bode…

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Parshat Vayeitzei 5782

I would give you a 2.6
Parshat Toldot 5782

It was only after Kevin McNally got in his car and switched on his Uber app that he saw the words that would upend his life; “You’ve been deactivated.” Kevin had been driving for Uber for the last seven months,…

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I see dead people….
Parshat Chayei Sara 5782

Most of the biological information in this article was taken from the book The Body A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson If you want to see the live version of me, look me in the eyes. That’s pretty much the only…

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Parshat Chayei Sara 5782

I don’t like giving babies medicine….
Parshat Vayera 5782

High on the list of my least favorite things to do is giving medicine to my children, especially the really small ones.  This past Shabbos, I noticed that my son, who just turned one, was feeling a bit warm. The…

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Parshat Vayera 5782