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Good Things Come in Threes

15 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
There are people who come over to help us give the babies a bath. We have all learned to do this in assembly line fashion. We could not do it all alone.

A Change Of Name, A Change Of Mazal

I happily assured her that I did in fact have no doubt that the change of name had a lot to do with their new status.

Soldiers In Hashem’s Army

8 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
The scene was surreal. We could hear the battle raging in Aza, but in the host’s realm there was relaxation, conversation, and the bubbly voice of our grandson.

My Journey Out of Pain

1 Tevet 5777 – December 29, 2016
I’d been reading a book about back pain which said that the real cause was pent up anger. Was I angry at someone?

The Disguises In Genesis

Jacob, Leah, Tamar and Joseph discover that, though they may never win the affection they desire, G-d is with them and that, ultimately, is enough. A disguise hides one from others, but not from G-d

Chanukah and Divine Emanations

The Maccabees knew logically there was no chance of their revolt succeeding, but God created a notion of revolt in the minds of the Maccabees and correctly they followed this heavenly directive.

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

26 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
Somehow, Simcha Goldman wearing a yarmulke in uniform was perceived as an act of insurrection that could weaken the very foundations of the military. But how?

The Refuah Before The Maka

23 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
Baruch Hashem all worked out well and they are doing both fine recuperating now.

Counting Time

My daughter was in a state of shock. How could this be? How would she and her husband cope?

What Is The Theme Of The Stories Of Genesis?

he first 11 chapters of Genesis teach us many fundamentals of faith; Exodus to Deuteronomy is about revelation and redemption. But what are Genesis 12-50 about?

The Jewish Journey

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
Jacob is someone with whom we can identify and understand. We can feel his fear, understand his pain at the tensions in his family, and sympathize with his longing for a life of quietude and peace

Run For Your Life

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
Upon receiving the call from Orit, Margolit thought that her daughter had already been informed about the attack and was calling about visiting Tomer.

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?

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