Category: Lectures

  “I have a simple estate, I don’t need a will, it will all go to my wife anyway.”  Famous last words. Not in New York State, and many other states of the union.  You worked hard to build your estate and leave it to your heirs, planning your estate is the efficient and peaceful…

  Is there a shortage of street names?  Why does every town have a Broadway, a Central Avenue, a Park Place, etc.? Or then again – is it information based?   What I mean is, did Broadway come about because it was the widest avenue, and Central because it’s the center of all the action? …

  There are certain repetitive truths we cannot get away from!   Driving with kids.  What did that just do to you! Did you break out in a sweat, did your temples start pounding!  Did you have a gut level reaction?  How about, a thought or memory of the kvetching, fighting, boredom. Did you think…

  There is a great stir under the new Trump tax plan with regard to deductibility of yeshiva tuitions.  And it is marvelous for those who send their children to private schools. Taking a step back, understand that 529 plans in New York are a wonderful creation.  It is not only a simple vehicle for…

A BISSEL TORAH: YISRO: TRAVELS AND TRAVAILS By:  Suri Davis   I’m tired.  I want to make early shabbos—starting Wednesday afternoon.  Hehehehe There is a lot to say about the ten commandments in this week’s torah portion, but I’d rather take a broader approach this week. I had some time at NY Law School before…

As we approach 2018 and a stress-filled world, let’s take a few moments and think about how to live life better this year. 1. Write your story Stop reacting. Stop complaining. Instead start thinking about what you want to be. True, we cannot control certain situations. We are thrust into challenges beyond our power. But…

  In last week’s torah portion, Vaera, we see a progression in G-d’s lesson to Egypt and Pharaoh: Moshe appears to Pharaoh and says, G-d sent me to demand Let My People Go. Pharaoh replies, who is your G-d, I have never heard of Him.  Exodus 5:2. G-d brings in the lice, and Pharaoh’s court…