Or a Mazel Tov, if you’re old-school

On the first night of Sukkot, my wife gave birth to our first child, a beautiful baby boy! Mom and baby are resting comfortably and recovering well.

I was scheduled to give a six-part lecture series over the three-day holiday at the Dude Ranch in Passaic (where Deuter-Pesach, Duder Sukkas, and Machvis, Shushan Machvis, Machvis Sheini and Machvis Katan all take place) but because of the timing of the birth, I was only able to deliver an abridged and condensed version. I hope to reproduce the six parts in some kind of written format here, but as a new father, perhaps I’m biting off more than I can chew. We’ll see how it goes!