Category: Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS

Parsha by the Rivk April 13, 2018 Shimini- on the eighth day *The first half of the parsha starts- This was the 8 th day of the inaugural ceremony. Offerings were being brought by the priests. 2 of Aarons son’s Nadav and Avihu did something incorrect in their bringing of an offering and were immediately…

  Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS     Are you able to read this under there? Did you find a long-lost flashlight?  Have you come up for air since Purim? Are you cleaning nooks and crannies you didn’t even know you had?   How about this – Are you planning menus, cleaning fridges, rearranging…

  Help, guess what? The misnomer is upon us …   Mid Winter “Vacation”?  Pack, schlep, entertain the kids, find activities for them to do and do and do!  It should be called the “doing-tion” not “vacate-tion”.   To vacate is to empty out.  And true to the title, many do exit their homes!  But…

  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…

Proverbs are life’s little guides. But, they often seem so ridiculous.   What does this mean? “Food for thought!” Honestly? Never happened. It’s more like “Food for weight”! That’s been my experience!   How about this one? “Cleanliness is next to godliness!” I’ve been clean for years! Haven’t been deified yet!   “The grass is…

  Just want to let you know that there’s lots of controversy around Hanukkah. It’s not something giant, it’s just always wait a minute- which way do we put in the candles? Do we light from right to left or left to right or put in the candles right to left or left, right?  …