As we move away from Parshas Parah and HaChodesh, we are reminded of the fact that our Sages inform us that of all the laws of the Torah, the only one King Solomon – the wisest of all men – could not comprehend was Parah Adumah (the Red Heifer). Our Sages inform us that the part he could not understand was how can the

It’s been really cold these days, as I write these words the actual temperature is 7 degrees above zero with the “real-feel” at -18 degrees! Last night at about 8 PM or so the temperature outside was more or less the same as now. I had a quandary; I wanted to attend a vort of a very good friend of mine which was being held at Beth Shalom which is located

One of the most potent (and perhaps THE MOST POTENT) elements in communication is ‘the narrative.’ The ‘spin’ placed and the interpretation of events is the critical factor in how we internalize events. Let’s begin with something which is currently being discussed in various forums all over the world: the Six Day

I once wrote that HHH stands for “hazy, hot, and humid” and that sometimes we all suffer from a ‘triple H’ day. That was what HHH stood for yesterday. Today, HHH stands for something very different: “Heavy-Handed Harvey.” The sheer destruction and vast swaths of devastation which we

Moshe and Yocheved (names changed) are your regular yeshivish couple. Moshe grew up in Flatbush, learned in Eretz Yisrael, and upon returning to the US, continued learning. Yocheved grew up in a Torah’dik family in Far Rockaway. She went to the local schools and attended one of the

Disclosure: The following story has been altered to protect the lives of those who are mentioned in it. Please realize that I have a policy of never replying to shidduch questions via email. This incident is the reason for my policy. I hadn't seen Laibel Stern in almost ten years. I invited him back into the study and as