Peace In The Home, Always

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, “Peace In The Home, Always.”

If the husband and wife—with Hashem’s help as the third partner—create a peaceful, loving, caring, and harmonious home then they can have the likes of Shabbat all week long.

I realized why we say the blessing for the food before we eat and bless G-d for the land after we eat: before we eat, we don’t know how it will taste or whether it will sit well with us in our stomachs, but we imagine when we are hungry that all the good-looking food and drink will be great and so we bless G-d based on the perception of the coming food. However, after we eat, we make the blessing for the source of the food (the land, the food chain, and over wives for preparing it) for the sake of Shalom Bayit, because whether the meal was so good or not so good, we say thanks to Hashem and to our wives, because that contributes to Shabbat and peace in the home, always!

(Source Photo: Pixabay)

This Fish Can Swim

Wow, this fish apparently can swim in or out of water. 

Wherever it swims, it makes you look. 

Handsome little fish!

That spike in its bottom looks like it must hurt a little. 

But this fish is not for catching and eating, but for looking at only.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy blumenthal)

Meatballs Piled High

Lots of little meatballs piled high. 

Probably goes well with some nice long spaghetti and saucy sauce. 

Mix it up and serve it steamy hot.

Around the table, everyone dig in. 

Oops, don’t spill the sauce on your shirt.

Keep some Tums around for any after effects. 

It’s hearty meatball and spaghetti night. 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Amazing Honey Chicken

Check out this amazing honey chicken from China Bistro (Kosher) in Hollywood, Florida. 

Crispy noodles underneath the delicious, sweet, succulent, and crispy chicken. 

This was, as they say, “to die for” – so, so delicious. 

As my father used to say, “It tastes like more!”  🙂

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)