Shabbat Table Talk

Kiddush Hashem Parshat Emor 2022

Jonny exclaimed exuberantly when arriving home from the bus stop, “Mommy! Mommy! The Head of School asked me to be an ambassador at the Open House this Sunday!” Mom responded, “I am so proud of you. Let’s pick out a nice outfit so you can look your best when you represent the school.…

Taking Note of Our Origins

It’s quite an “aha” moment for a youngster when they realize that milk does not originate in a carton and food does not originate at the market. It has a beginning and a source. Our produce and grains come from the ground, and our milk and dairy come from animals (unless its soy, oat, …

Takeaway Moments 2022

After someone returns from a vacation, they are often asked: What were the highlights? While the entire experience was memorable and worthwhile, there are usually a few unique and titillating times that are takeaway moments.

It is no secret that the two most celebrated Jewish holidays are Y…

We Must Do Ours

“Who wants to go first?” asked the math teacher. All the kids looked quizzically at one another, but no one raised their hand. There was a 30 second silence until one boy stood up and walked towards the white board to try and solve the complicated problem. He tried and tried and tried un…

The Pesach Embrace

Preparing For the Seder

It’s that time again, the annual Seder gathering. While many look forward to Passover with great anticipation, others may not feel the same or be able to celebrate in the way that they would like to. The first law codified in the Jewish Code of Law regarding Passov…