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,…

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Parshat Vayeira 5783

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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Parshat Va’eira 5782

Parshat Va'eira תשפב This week’s portion’s opening two verses contain four different holy names of Hashem. (ב) וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹקִים אֶל משֶׁה וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו אֲנִי יְדֹוָד   (ג) וָאֵרָא אֶל אַבְרָהָם אֶל יִצְחָק וְאֶל יַעֲקֹב בְּקֵל שַׁקָּי וּשְׁמִי יְדֹוָד לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי לָהֶם 2) Elo(k)him spoke to Moshe and…

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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

Parshat Vayeira 5782

Parshat Vayeira תשפב ספר בראשית פרק יח  (א) וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו יְדֹוָד בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא וְהוּא ישֵׁב פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל כְּחֹם הַיּוֹם: Genesis 18:1: Hashem appeared to him (Avraham) in the plains of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance of the tent…

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