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The Artist Who Moves With The Times

16 Adar 5777 – March 13, 2017
Harel specializes in oil paints, etching, wood-cut, silk-print and lithography. He also specializes in details that surprise.

Hubby Is Hungry

I mentally reviewed all of the amazing food we had eaten over the vacation. I knew I wanted to re-create those sliders at home.

Bernie Sanders Smears Yitzhak Rabin

15 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
At the J Street national conference in Washington last week, Senator Sanders, one of the featured speakers, smeared Yitzhak Rabin’s memory and sacrifices, and demanded an end to the 'Occupation'

Purim Shmurim

13 Adar 5777 – March 10, 2017
Because we’re all watching our weight, And eating with our brains, We figured that this year we’d give out Veggies and whole grains.

Dear Dr. Yael

It was our worst Purim ever.

More On Family Breakdowns

A very sad reality exists today: Not only contemptuous children who are abusive and denigrate their parents but parents-and extended family- very often guilty of the same negative behavior

Are We What We Wear?

Why do we dress as we do? Why do we wear clothes at all? Because, as the expression goes, "clothes make the man," for example, the vestments of the Kohen Gadol.

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part II)

12 Adar 5777 – March 9, 2017
Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Paying Part Of The Claim And Denying The Balance (Siman 75:6)

The irrevocable consequences of taking a false Modeh Bemiktztat oath of partial admission would deter him from employing such delay tactics.

Too Late

Barry brought over the motorized bike, and Saul put it away in a spare room. A month later, Barry returned. A week passed and he did not come to pick up his bike.

Daf Yomi

What Was She Thinking? ‘I Did So Only To Please My Husband’ (Bava Basra 49b)

A Purim Nes

He was used to my premonitions. So I called my labor coach she said she would bring her car close to where I was staying.

Holidays And Loose Pockets

The whole purpose of any holiday is for one to separate from the vanities of the world and [cling] to Hashem and His Torah.

The Megillah Of 5777

Donald Trump’s election was a complete surprise to many. In fact every poll predicted that he would lose. How were they all so wrong?

Who Is Honored?

In parshat Tetzaveh, for once Moses, the hero, the leader, the liberator, the lawgiver, is offstage. Instead our focus is on his elder brother Aaron who, elsewhere, is often in the background.

Purim And The Joy Of Life

Granted, these might be additional reasons to celebrate, but isn’t life a much greater reason?

Kitchen Sink And All: What’s Included In The Sale Of A...

According to Jewish law and indeed any law, the best way to avoid such unpleasant situations is to be very specific in the contract of sale.

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