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Babel, Then And Now

29 Tishri 5775 – October 23, 2014
The Babel story is the 2nd in a 4-act drama that's unmistakably a connecting thread of Bereishit

A Humbling Lesson (Part V)

29 Tishri 5775 – October 22, 2014
A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.

Getting Real

22 Tishri 5775 – October 15, 2014
To the surprise of our protectzia-invested acquaintances, my family has thrived in our daled amos without that amenity, b’ezras Hashem.

The Need For The Beginning

21 Tishri 5775 – October 14, 2014
The emphasis on choice, freedom and responsibility is a most distinctive features of Jewish thought.

What is the Meaning Behind the Hoshanot Prayers on Sukkot?

20 Tishri 5775 – October 13, 2014
The Torah emphasizes the joy of Sukkot, for after a season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

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.

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