A Fire to Inspire – Parashat Shemini

Parashat Shemini begins with the ordination of Aaron and his sons. Almost without warning or fanfare, they are brought before the entire community, washed with water, dressed up with appropriate [...]

Do We Over-Emphasize Learning Styles?

There is no doubt in my mind that EVERYONE has the ability to learn. We just each go about it differently. From Proverbs, “Teach a child according to his/her own way.”  But how do you discover a [...]

It Is Better To Be Curious Than Anxious

As parents, each day has the potential for new or unexpected experiences and the resultant unintended consequences. A few weeks ago, I decided to take my younger son to the park on an [...]

Of Every Kind – Parashat Bereshit

The Torah opens with the story of creation. In the first chapter of Genesis, we are taught that all people were created in the image of God. The text relates that God created fish “of every [...]