HELICONIUS AND THE PASSION FLOWER

HELICONIUS AND THE PASSION FLOWER

Butterflies of the genus Heliconius only lay their eggs on the tropical vine, the Passiflora, which is the passion-flower plant. The vine has features which appear to mimic the distinctive bright yellow eggs of the butterfly. Each species of this butterfly lays its...

BREATHTAKING!

BREATHTAKING!

This week's Parsha, Korach, introduces us to Moshe and Aharon's cousin, Korach. Korach was an enigma. From one side we know that Korach was a great person. He was both a Torah scholar and a man of much spiritual greatness. On the other side, however, we know him to...

TO LOVE A YID

TO LOVE A YID

Reb Laizer Geltzhaler taught by example what it meant to be concerned for another talmid, another Yid.   New blinds were installed in the Yeshivah’s dining room, and a mischievous young talmid climbed up on the windowsill to check them out. Reb Laizer, the Rosh...

THE MESSY LAB

THE MESSY LAB

In this week’s Parsha, B’haloscha, there are two verses that are cordoned off from the rest of the Parsha with a unique character resembling a parenthesis. The Talmud teaches us that these two verses form a book unto itself, thereby creating an additional two Books....

AMAZING SEEDS 

AMAZING SEEDS 

AMAZING SEEDS  Plants pour out seeds. A single plant of red clover only a few inches tall turns out 500 copies of itself. The weedy crabgrass makes 90,000 seeds on each plant. Pigweed produces a million seeds per plant. One orchid was estimated to grow 3,770,000 seeds...