This morning while reading Parashat Beshalach, I was struck by verse 17:9 (Artscroll translation):
1 Day or 2 Days?
This post started out as an email, but I decided to turn it into a post on the blog.
Vice President Mike Pence married his wife Karen in 1985. They have 3 children.
I could write similar sentences about most other U.S. politicians.
However, he and his wife have a rule that makes them stand out and has become a lightening rod for criticism.
This week my wife and I celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary.
I won’t claim everything has always been perfect. “And they lived happily ever after” only happens in fairy tales.
However, since we’ve reached this milestone, I think I’ve got some license to share a wedding idea with you.
Parashat Mishpatim Quiz
I hope you enjoy this short quiz on Mishpatim. There are several questions about the eved Ivri and other parts of the parasha.
Unless I state otherwise, assume that all of the answers are based on Rashi’s commentary.
Perseid meteor shower and Rashi
Each summer around the middle of August the Earth passes through the trail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
This is what is called the Perseid meteor shower. In a regular year there will be about 100 meteors per hour.
Space watchers are predicting significantly more meteors this year. Why? Because the Earth will be passing through comet trails from several past years.
As I walked into the room I didn’t know what to expect.
I had traded some text messages with Daniel and we’d spoken on the phone, but we had never met in person.
I spotted a guy and had a feeling this was him.
Today is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. Unfortunately, this day makes my wife sad.
She looks at her calendar and all she sees is the looming 3 Weeks from the 17th of Tammuz until Tisha B’Av.
So the I’m writing this article to cheer her up.
I had the privilege of learning Torah from several grandsons of Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky.
One of them told me that his grandfather was convinced that Chazal would have decreed against cars.
When I was in elementary school one of the dates we all memorized was 1492. The year Columbus sailed west from Spain and discovered America.