Shabbat Table Talk

Vayeshev: The Dangers of Cutting the Cord

How often have you heard the phrase, “We had a falling out, we are no longer in touch?” I’m not referring to losing touch or growing apart. Rather, I am writing about family members or friends who have a difference of opinion and instead of talking it out and confronting the matters th…

Vayishlach: The Blessings of Adversity

Upon departing the house of Laban, our father Jacob will encounter his hateful brother Esau.

One might think that after twenty years Esau would accept that he did not receive the blessings from Isaac; yet, messengers report back to Jacob that Esau is approaching with four hundred generals and …

Vayetzei: Dreaming With Our Eyes Wide Open

In Parshat Vayetzei we read of Jacob’s arrival from his home in Beer Sheva to Charan where his Uncle Laban lives. It is there that he will marry Rachel and Leah; and they will give birth to the twelve tribes of Israel. In the second verse the Torah suddenly reveals to us his famous dream …

Parenting 101

PARENTING 101

We need a license to drive, teach, become a doctor, and so much more. We understand that pursuits such as these require training and that without the proper education, it would make for a frightfully dangerous society.

Is parenting any less significant than the tasks listed a…

Resisting Regret

It’s not always easy to do the right thing. So, we work on ourselves, become determined and then go for it. We then feel good about our decision and then…. sometimes despite our best intentions and efforts, things don’t turn out as rosy as we had hoped for. Do we then regret our origin…