Parshat Ekev 5782
Parshat Ekev 5782

Parashat Ekev תשפ”ב In this week’s portion, Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-16), Hashem promises the Jewish people that if they keep the Torah, He will guarantee that all material matters will be perfect.  (יב) וְהָיָה עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם וְשָׁמַר יְדֹוָד אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶת הַבְּרִית וְאֶת הַחֶסֶד אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ: (יג) וַאֲהֵבְךָ וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ

If it’s good enough for the doctors…  Parshat Veeschanan- Namachu 5782
If it’s good enough for the doctors… 
Parshat Veeschanan- Namachu 5782

May 28th is a special day. Exactly two decades ago, that day found me standing under a chuppah; watching my soon-to-be wife walk down the aisle flanked by her parents, and praying intensely that G-d should make our home into one that radiated with love, kindness, joy, sanctity, and light. But May 28th is not only my

We don’t need those keys… Parshat Devorim- Tisha B’av 5782
We don’t need those keys…
 Parshat Devorim- Tisha B’av 5782

The following story is true, however the names and details have been fictionalized to bring out the story. The pounding in Shlomo’s head wouldn’t stop, but it was easily drowned out by the pain in his heart. The city lie in flaming ruins, human corpses were lying all around him, rotting in the searing midday

Please keep this secret from your spouse…  Parsha Matos – Masei 5782
Please keep this secret from your spouse… 
Parsha Matos – Masei 5782

I’m pretty confident that you’ve never heard of the 9 Nanas; they worked hard to keep it that way. For thirty years, the 9 Nanas, a group of women near Memphis, TN, would get up at 4AM, and sneak out of their houses to do what the 9 Nanas do. No one knew about them;

Who’s the real villain here?  Parshat Pinchas 5782
Who’s the real villain here? 
Parshat Pinchas 5782

In 2021, more people migrated out of New York State than any other state in the union. And it was not all people leaving Flatbush for Tom’s River to be closer to the grandchildren and have more lawn. Many people fled the oppressive COVID policies, others sought out locales with more favorable tax treatment for

Inflation is robbing me of the ability to buy a violin!  Parshat Balak 5782
Inflation is robbing me of the ability to buy a violin! 
Parshat Balak 5782

Stradivarius. The name alone elicits a hushed response in discriminating circles. Antonio Stradivari, born in Cremona, Italy in 1644, is considered by most experts to be the greatest instrument maker of all time. The few remaining “Strads” (the number hovers around 600) fetch audacious prices. There’s the “da Vinci, ex-Seidel,” a violin that sold for

Parshat Ekev 5782
Parshat Ekev 5782
If it&#8217;s good enough for the doctors&#8230; <br> Parshat Veeschanan- Namachu 5782
If it’s good enough for the doctors… 
Parshat Veeschanan- Namachu 5782
We don&#8217;t need those keys&#8230;<br> Parshat Devorim- Tisha B&#8217;av 5782
We don’t need those keys…
 Parshat Devorim- Tisha B’av 5782
Please keep this secret from your spouse&#8230; <br> Parsha Matos &#8211; Masei 5782
Please keep this secret from your spouse… 
Parsha Matos – Masei 5782
Who&#8217;s the real villain here? <br> Parshat Pinchas 5782
Who’s the real villain here? 
Parshat Pinchas 5782
Inflation is robbing me of the ability to buy a violin! <br> Parshat Balak 5782
Inflation is robbing me of the ability to buy a violin! 
Parshat Balak 5782
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