Please Pass the Avocado…Behar-Bechukotai 5777

I don’t know why the avocado industry has not been able to create the National Avocado Day yet. I know that September 14th is the National Guacamole Day and November 14th is National Spicy Guacamole Day, but there is still no day celebrating avocados in their simple unguacamoled glory. According to some reports, avocados reduce […]

You Will Burn Ice….Emor 5777

The information in this essay is largely taken from an article called “What if we never run out of oil?” in the April issue of The Atlantic magazine. You will burn ice. Not soon, but G-d willing, if you stick around for another decade or two, you will burn ice. You will burn ice when […]

I Would Love to Write a Book, but…Achrei Mot – Kedoshim 5777

For the past five years, I’ve wanted to write a book. I am not alone. Writing a book is a bucket-list item for hundreds of millions of people; according to one study, 81% of people polled responded that they feel they “have a book in them.” If I got a dollar for every time I […]