Warning: Scary Things are Coming! Parshas Tzav

Yesterday was Purim. I was very meticulous in fulfilling the obligation of drinking until “one does not know the difference between Blessed is Mordechai and Cursed is Haman!” Ergo, I was unable to stay up most of Thursday night writing a well-researched Shabbos email as I normally try to do. However, I just want to […]

Purim – Vayikra 5776

I grew up as part of a large family during the final days of the PME. The Pre-Minivan Era, known for station wagons the size of eighteen wheelers, was America’s last attempt to fit growing families into cars by simply making them wider and longer. To get a picture of just how big these cars […]

There's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? – Pekudei 5776

What do you do when you finally get to the end of the rainbow, and there is no pot of gold? How do you move forward when you marry Prince Charming, and then discover that he’s neither a prince nor charming? For the last twenty years, I’ve dreamt of snowboarding at Blackcomb-Whistler, home of the […]

Five million people worked to give you this…. – Parshas Vayakhel 5776

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 important tools used in educating my children, but still part of my life as an […]