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Vayakhel/Pekudei– Make Room For New Souls©

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Vayakhel/Pekudei– Make Room For New Souls© Rabbi David Baum
As my wife Alissa was washing clothes and sheets last week, and I was going about my business for work, oblivious to the 'nesting' that was going on around me, she looked at me and said, “you are in denial that this baby is coming.” I realized what my wife was doing something I should have been doing, making room for a new soul.
Now if I wasn't making room, what about my children?!? It was at that moment that I remembered two videos that Alissa took of Avi. The first was him talking to Alissa's stomach saying, “Baby, come out!” And the second a week later, “I want baby to go back in!” And then I thought about Harrison, who is about to become a middle child. Rabbi Jack Riemer sent me a poem that a young family member wrote to his mother after she gave birth to another child:
My Mom says I’m her sugarplum,
My Mom says I’m her lamb.
My Mom says I’m completely perfect,
Just the way I am.

My Mom says I’m a super-special,…