The Epidemic No One Talks About
Parshat Vayeshev

lonely adjective lone·​ly | \ˈlōn-lē \ Definition of lonely 1a: being without company 1b: cut off from others 2: not frequented by human beings 3: sad from being alone 4: producing a feeling of bleakness or desolation From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Loneliness is a an epidemic. Don’t take it from me. The world is slowly […]

Mr. Joe American
Parshat Vayishlach

Rush hour used to be from 7:30-9:30AM and 4-6PM, but that rush hour is a relic of a time when apples and blackberries were things you ate, and mail was something dropped off once a day by someone in a light blue uniform. Today, rush hour starts moments after you wake up and only ends […]

Are You a Chewy or a Crispy?
Parshat Vayetzei

There are two types of people in the world, those who like their chocolate chip cookies crispy, and those who like them chewy. There are rumors that there exists a third type of human, the one who likes chocolate chip cookies thick and cakey, but not enough data exists on this subspecies, they are still […]

Yes, Earthquakes are a Thing
Parsthat Toldot

There are two kinds of people in the world. The people who wonder why tall, strong buildings fall down during earthquakes and the people who don’t think about it much. Most people are in the latter group, as they assume that considering that an earthquake is a natural disaster, anything can happen. If a little […]

The Folly of Revenge
Parshat Chayei Sarah

Revenge is sweet. No one knows for sure where the phrase came from, but likely it was from someone who experienced that sweetness. But there are other phrases as well, that describe the other side of revenge. “Revenge is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon […]