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Perfect Planning

15 Tishri 5775 – October 8, 2014
All the way to the airport I could only think of what if …

The Uniqueness Of Sukkot

Sukkot's duality is that it's the most universalistic and the most particularistic of all festivals

The Siyum That Ended The War

9 Tishri 5775 – October 2, 2014
Throughout the war, Akiva had several brief furloughs home, and each time exchanged whichever mishnayos volume he had finished for the next in the series.

The Cry On Yom Kippur

When we cry from the heart, someone listens; When we cry on Yom Kippur, God hears us.

The Virtues Of Judaism

1 Tishri 5775 – September 24, 2014
Who am I? What are the most important things in my life? What do I want to be remembered for? If, as a purely...

The Tipping Point

29 Elul 5774 – September 23, 2014
Why am I getting so agitated? And look how we’re treating each other!

A Humbling Lesson (Part IV)

24 Elul 5774 – September 18, 2014
“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet

The Fourteenth Principle

Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.

A Tick To Remember

This young, innocent child gave me a powerful, warm surge of energy and strength.

A Nation Of Storytellers

17 Elul 5774 – September 11, 2014
Torah isn't a theological treatise or a metaphysical system but a series of stories linked over time

Practice Drill

In contrast to her Eicha-like lamentations of the previous hour or more, however, my youngest was now grinning from ear-to-ear.

Against Hate

10 Elul 5774 – September 4, 2014
We believe that God created each of us, regardless of color, class, culture or creed, in His image.

The Locked Door

“The window is above the flat sukkah roof,” he reported. “I could definitely climb in, but I need a ladder...”

The Power Of Chesed And Tefillin

3 Elul 5774 – August 28, 2014
Needless to say, it was done and they formed a great relationship as his friend and mentor. He started attending services and volunteered his time all along putting on tefillin.

Minchah Or Shacharit?

He took me to a room filled with computer equipment and said, “You pray here for as long as you want.” I couldn’t believe my ears.

Pursuing Justice

2 Elul 5774 – August 27, 2014
Judaism is a religion of love but also a religion of justice, for without justice, love corrupts.

Some Of The Myriad Miracles Of This War

26 Av 5774 – August 21, 2014
An interview was overheard in which an Arab asked a Hamas commander: "What's the problem? Why aren't you hitting your targets? Don't you know how to aim?" To which he was answered: "We know how to aim very well. We are experts. But their G-d moves the missiles."

A Humbling Lesson (Part III)

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

Defining Reality

Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.

Miracles In The Maternity Ward

19 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
“But they told me to come in today,” she said. They gave me this date months ago. It’s not my fault if it’s the wrong day.”

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