The Great Pacific Golden Patch
Parshat Matot-Massei

Let’s talk trash for a moment. It’s one of the few things that American do exceptionally well. The world will throw out 2.6 trillion pounds of garbage this year (here’s a visual to help you grasp that: 2,600,000,000,000 pounds!), and…

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Parshat Matot-Massei

Demand is heating up for bricklayers!
Parshat Pinchot 5781

For ten years, one million men did nothing but eat, drink, sleep, and lay bricks. Brick after backbreaking brick, mile after backbreaking mile, the million-man workforce built a wall like the world had never seen before. Up mountains, along rivers,…

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Parshat Pinchot 5781

Parshat Pinchas 5781

 Parshat Pinchas תשפא This week’s portion, Pinchas, begins with Hashem praising him for his zealous act at the end of last week’s portion, Balak. Pinchas’s conduct appeased Hashem’s anger and stopped the plague that had begun. Hashem rewarded Pinchas with His covenant of…

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The Price You Pay for Paying the Price
Parshat Balak 5781

People seem to have a higher regard for Paris than for any other city in the world. No less than twenty cities in dozens of countries have prided themselves as “the Paris of the East” or “the Paris of the…

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Parshat Balak 5781

Parshat Balak 5781

Balak תשפא This week’s portion, Balak, introduces us to בלעם  - Bilaam, history’s only legitimate non-Jewish prophet. The information he conveyed via his prophecy was straight from Hashem. It is remarkable to know that Bilaam’s prophecy was the same high-level prophecy as Moshe Rabbeinu’s!…

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My backdoor leads to China – AND THE MISSING ATTACHMENT!!!
Parshat Chukat

Verizon is the second largest telecommunications company in the US, trailing only behind AT&T but ahead of rivals Comcast and T-Mobile. While they might be most recognized for their wireless service, they also provide internet for homes and businesses. They…

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Parshat Chukat