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Larry Stiefel

Larry Stiefel is a pediatrician at Tenafly Pediatrics.

Articles by Larry Stiefel

Mishpatim: Holes

Shemot: 21:33-34 Once in the town of New Milford, there was a pothole. Now of course there was probably more than one pothole in New

Yitro: The Sweet Visit

Shemot:18:1-27 The in-laws came to visit five times a year. There was the somewhat somber Rosh Hashana visit, which was spent mostly davening, listening to

Vayechi: Brevity

Bereishit: 49:19-21 They had been waiting outside the classroom for over 20 minutes. They could see the parents who were huddled with Rabbi Jacobs by

Chanukah: A Feminist Fable

“Daddy, can you tell me a story?” “Sure, honey. What do you want it to be about?” “Well, how about Chanukah?” “That works, since it

Vayeshev: The Empty Hotel Room

Bereishit: 37:24 Krechtz: Pronounced “khrehkhtz” to rhyme with “brechts.” German: krachzen, “to croak,” “to caw.” As a Verb To grunt, groan, croak, moan or wheeze

Vayishlach: Brotherly Love

Bereishit: 33:4 The room had mirrored walls. The ceiling was some sort of thick stucco that was popular in the 1960s. And the chandelier that

Toldot: Hair

Bereishit 27:18-24 It was Claire’s first day at Supercuts, and she was very excited. She had been working toward this for a long time. First