I’m Desperate for Friends…
Parshat Pekudei 5782

There are three kinds of people in the world. The first are the people who only go places with friends; these are often people who are afraid to be alone, lest they have to meet themselves and get to know…

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Parshat Pekudei 5782

Parshat Pekudei 5782

Parshat Pekudei תשפ"ב This week’s portion has the Torah tallying the gold, silver, and copper used in the Tabernacle’s construction. But first, the Torah provides a lengthy introduction to the Tabernacle itself (Exodus 38:21,22):  ספר שמות פרק לח כא) אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי…

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The other side of inflation
Parshat Vayakhel 5782

Lying on my kitchen counter is an instrument that was produced by the hard work of over five million men and women. A marvel of international cooperation, its components come from dozens of countries. It is one of the most…

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Parshat Vayakhel 5782

Parshat Shekalim 5782

Shabbat Shekalim תשפב             This Shabbat, the Shabbat that precedes Rosh Chodes Adar, the first day of Adar, is called שבת שקלים - Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat of the coins.              When the Holy Temple stood, the Jewish community – צבור - tzibur, was obligated to bring two sacrifices daily:…

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Deliveries from the Top Floor
Parshat Ki Tisa 5782

Hello Everybody, If you are one of those people who doesn’t venture out of the house out of fear of the heaven falling on you, don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of company. There have been people with such fears around…

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Parshat Ki Tisa 5782

Parshat Ki Tisa 5782

Parshat Ki Tisa תשפא             This week’s portion contains the sin of the golden calf. Because of its magnitude and the misunderstanding surrounding it, we need to look at the events through the eyes of our Sages to properly understand what happened.…

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Let’s go on a Tropical Vacation…
Parshat Tetzaveh 5782

This report of Partner’s trip to Panama was originally written in the winter of 2014. Please see the postscript for some updates. If you’re Jewish, chances are high that you’ve heard of Boca Raton. It’s a beautiful city of tidy…

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Parshat Tetzaveh 5782