By Tuesday I knew I was in trouble…
Parshat Vayakel- Pekudei

By Tuesday afternoon I knew that I was in real trouble. What started out as a regular stomachache on Sunday morning, was now a constant searing pain inside my gut. Originally, I assumed it was the herring I ate on…

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Parshat Vayakel- Pekudei

Please don’t go out like that!
Parshat Ki Tisa

“Quit while you’re ahead” is one of the simple but wise rules of life. But for David Kime Jr., the rule was a bit different, it went something like this, “Don’t quit even when you’re dead.” David, a longtime resident…

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Parshat Ki Tisa

Parshat Ki Tisa

Ki Tisa תשפא In this week’s parsha Ki Tisa, we meet the principal craftsman for the Tabernacle and all its accoutrements, Betzalel ben Uri ben Chur from the tribe of Judah. (Exodus 31:1-5) (א) וַיְדַבֵּר יְדֹוָד אֶל משֶׁה לֵּאמֹר: (ב)…

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Love defined.
Parshat Terumah- Purim

Shira curled up on the hoverbed, eyes staring dreamily at the ceiling. Moments earlier, she had turned the dial on the ceiling control unit from Midnight Cloud to Crystal Clear, and as the electromagnetic filaments began to disappear and the…

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Parshat Terumah- Purim

Tell me you’re not a chiseler!
Parshat Mishpatim 5781

In the Wild West there were all kinds of villains; thieves, desperados, barrel boarders, gadabouts, nibblers, ruffians, chiselers, shotes, and mops to name a few. But even in the Wild West, there was one group of people that were considered…

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Parshat Mishpatim 5781

Beware of the little guy…
Parshat Yitro 5781

Gamestop. If you are a gamer, an aficionado of playing games that move digitally across a screen, you knew about Gamestop for years; it is the world’s largest retailer of video games, with 5,509 stores spread across the US, Canada,…

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Parshat Yitro 5781