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The Purpose of Sefer Bereishit

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
The foremost point of departure in any halachic decision must be that all people are created in the image of God and that ALL human life is holy.

An Historical Example Of Gam Zu L’tova

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
By 1939 when World War II broke out, Aliyat Ha'noar had brought over five thousand Jewish children and youth out of Europe to Palestine.

The Birth Of The World’s Oldest Hate

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

The Abuse of Halacha: Keeping Halacha Under Control

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
The book of Bereishit keeps Halacha under control. It restricts and regulates it, and ensures that it will not wreak havoc.

The Phone Call

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
I had heard about these cousins a lot through the years. They lived together in Manhattan.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VII)

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
The ongoing saga of the yarmulke wearing Dr. Simcha Goldman and the US Air Force

A Trip To Grandparents Saves The Day

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 24, 2016
After their short rest upstate, catching a few short hours of sleep, the father and son-in-law started the trek home.

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles

Neither Abraham nor Sarah had an easy life. They faced trials testing their faith, yet Rashi says Sarah’s years were equal in goodness and the Torah says Abraham had been blessed with everything-Why?

The Miracle Of A Child

17 Heshvan 5777 – November 17, 2016
Why the binding? Why put Abraham and Sarah through the agony of thinking that the son for whom they have waited for so long is about to die? We cherish what we wait for and what we most risk losing.

Reflections On Water

I hurried downstairs and dialed my husband again. Baruch Hashem this time he answered right away.

The Curse of Religious Boredom

13 Heshvan 5777 – November 13, 2016
In biblical days, the prophets were astir while the world was sleeping. Today, the world is astir while the synagogues are sleeping. Blessed are the young people who are waking up.

On Being A Jewish Parent

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 11, 2016
The most influential man who ever lived, does not appear on any list I have seen of the hundred most influential men in history. He ruled no empire, commanded no army, His name, of course, is Abraham

Passing The Torch

10 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016
I explained to him that Hashem does not give a person something to deal with that they cannot handle.

Winning Ticket #675349

I teach our students that nothing happens by chance and certainly that includes a raffle drawing. Hashem is running the world and everything that happens in it.

A Supreme Act Of Love Revisited

3 Heshvan 5777 – November 3, 2016
What happened to Robert Najberg’s mother? I have no clue; I can’t find any information.

Traveling With Grace

Edy turned around and saw that her sister was trapped underneath the trolley that had rolled on top of her.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VI)

28 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
The Air Force’s defense was that the Constitution only protected a genuine religious law; not a personal preference. Wearing a yarmulke, they argued, was not the law.

Merigolda’s Miracle

26 Tishri 5777 – October 27, 2016
To not keep Shabbos and not honor her parents seemed too much of a price to pay for a job she didn’t really like.

The Prayer For Fish

With nothing pressing on their duty roster, Rabbi Avi was convinced by the boys to try to catch fish at the river nearby.

The Deliberately Flawed Divine Torah: The Theology of the Halachic Loophole

I believe that the Torah is often morally, deeply, and deliberately flawed, and that furthermore, God Himself intentionally made it flawed. It is the latter issue that I will discuss in this essay.

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