Dude, pass the Bromine… 
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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…

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Is it a Mountain or a Molehill? 
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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,…

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Parshat Chayei Sarah 5783

Chayei Sarah תשפ"ג Yitzchak was 40 years old, and it was time for him to get married and continue the legacy that Avraham had begun. Avraham then lived in Canaan; an area inhabited by the descendants of Noach’s grandson Canaan. Because…

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How about those cheese curls? 
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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,…

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Parshat Vayeira 5783

Parshat Vayeira תשפ"ג It was Pesach, the 15th of Nissan, and, just three days earlier, Avraham, now 99 years old, had circumcised himself upon Hashem’s command. In those days, sterile conditions were unavailable, and by the third day it was common to…

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My Sole is Fragile
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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…

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