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As a property manager, I receive many strange phone calls. Recently, I got a call from a tenant. She said, “Hi good afternoon, my niece just dropped off a bird that is three days old. I was wondering if I have to pay rent for the bird?”…

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I was sitting in the office, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, a tenant walked in holding a giant wooden staff. I was tempted to stand up for him.   I smiled and said, “So, I see you have come in carrying the Staff of Moses…

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Every now and then, as humans, we do something that deserves “the walk of shame.” I was recently sitting in my office, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, I started thinking about those instant Gefen Hot Soups. Thankfully, I …

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I find it sad, yet fascinating, that you can literally be on a WhatsApp chat for years, and it is entirely possible that people will only know you were on the chat once you decide to leave. If you are not familiar with WhatsApp, then just know that…

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Feb. 17, 2022

Pinkalicious (Ki Sisa)

You know that moment when you go on the floor to play toys with your child, and then your child goes to do something else, and you catch yourself a few minutes later alone but fully engrossed and captivated by your child’s toys…? This …

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I find it so interesting that when a pie of pizza is cut into its regular 8 slices, I can eat maybe 2 or 3 slices. However, when that same pie of pizza is cut into 16 slices – as often done for birthday parties for 10-year old’s – …

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Feb. 3, 2022

To Be a Bird (Terumah)

Your 2-year-old kid is in the middle of a tantrum and as such, you have a goal: make the kid laugh. You try tickling him, it doesn’t work. You try telling a joke, it doesn’t work. Instinctively, you then do what most parents do. You star…

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So, there I was, when all of a sudden, I received a phone call from my wife. “You want to hear something crazy?” she asked. A bit nervous, I asked her, “What do you mean? What happened?” She told me something I will never for…

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I was thinking of the following question: Who is the number one fan? Is it the spectator in the stadium who is yelling the loudest? Or maybe it’s the spectator who is wearing the most face paint? Or perhaps it’s the spectator who buys th…

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I am wondering if you can relate. Every morning, when I open up my yogurt for breakfast, I find myself doing one of two things. Either I find myself wiping the exploded yogurt off my jacket on a good day, or out of my eye on a bad day. Some times I …

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