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)

Starbucks Face-Branded Packaging

Love this new Starbuck’s face-branded packaging for their food. 

When they line up like this, they look especially friendly and cute. 

Also, looks like some happy customers, indeed. 

Starbucks may not have the world’s absolutely best coffee, but their branding is really awesome! 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Colorful City Living Wall Mural

Great colorful city living wall mural. 

This is a snippet from a larger mural at a local kosher eatery.  

Houses, people, cars, water, flowers, and trees. 

Happy pappy and nicely done!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ever Sit On A Cow

Ben and Jerry’s has great ice cream and an earthy, peaceful decor. 

This cow comes with child’s seat is a good use of the store’s “real estate.”

Both country fresh milk from the farm cow and a kid-friendly environment too.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Great Microwave Decor

Liked this decor (funny the brand is also called “dacor”) on the microwave 

Why watch through the glass window, the food on the turntable (and the splatter) as it heats up when you can instead see some real art! 

Also, kids art is somehow always the best; they see things in a more pure, unadulterated, as well as a fantastical way that makes you look at life anew again. 

Enjoy the wonderful art Papi!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)