Shabbat Table Talk

The Divine Return Policy

One of the byproducts of the COVID-19 virus was that many stores stopped taking returns. There was naturally a concern about the handling of the products. This time of year, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur there is a special Shabbat, called Shabbat Shuva, or “The Shabbat of Return.”…

Not Lost in the Crowd

Have you ever felt less noticed and a bit lost in a crowd? Although we live in a world that aims to be inclusive, there are still always those who emerge in the limelight. There is only one valedictorian, one lead soloist, and one president of the class. When all the graduates stand on the …

The Fruit Parade

Everyone likes a big and joyous parade. Our calendar year is surrounded by parades, such as homecoming parades, Thanksgiving parades, and the Celebrate Israel Parade, to name a few. Our Parsha this week, Ki Tavo, begins with the commandment of Bikkurim – First Fruits.             …

The Benefits of Helping Out

When thinking of religion in general and Judaism in particular, images of synagogue, Passover tables, and Bnei Mitzvah appear in our minds. However, if you learn the Torah and its Mitzvoth you will see that Judaism also instructs us how to enjoy a fulfilling marriage, how to parent, and how …

Don’t Mess with Perfection

The chocolate cake was so delicious that the baker decided to add two helpings of chocolate when he baked the cake again. He fudged it; and it didn’t taste right. The bass was so brilliant at the symphony that the conductor decided to add three new bass players to the orchestra. It sounded…