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Jacob’s Destiny, Israel’s Name

13 Kislev 5775 – December 4, 2014
A Jew is an iconoclast, born to challenge the idols of the age,whatever the idols, whatever the age.

When The “I” Is Silent

6 Kislev 5775 – November 27, 2014
Simply too many cases of prayers being answered to deny it makes a difference to our fate. It does.

The Other Face Of Esau

28 Heshvan 5775 – November 20, 2014
When Jacob was chosen, Esau was not rejected; G-d does not reject.

On Judaism And Islam

21 Heshvan 5775 – November 13, 2014
Between Judaism and Islam there can be friendship and mutual respect as Abraham loved both his sons.

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

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.

The Uniqueness Of Sukkot

14 Tishri 5775 – October 8, 2014
Sukkot's duality is that it's the most universalistic and the most particularistic of all festivals

The Cry On Yom Kippur

8 Tishri 5775 – October 2, 2014
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 Fourteenth Principle

24 Elul 5774 – September 18, 2014
Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.

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

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.

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.

Defining Reality

25 Av 5774 – August 21, 2014
Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.

First, You Must Listen

19 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
Blind obedience is not a virtue in Judaism. God wants us to understand the laws He has commanded us

The Fewest Of All Peoples

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
Israel shows the world that a people does not have to be large in order to be great.

Moses: Leading And Teaching

When someone exercises power over us, they diminish us; when someone teaches us, they help us grow.

Leadership In Time Of Crisis

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall

Prescriptions For Conflict Resolution

19 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014
The negotiation between Moses and the tribes of Reuven and Gad is a model of conflict resolution.

‘Be Not Afraid Of Greatness’

2 Iyyar 5774 – May 1, 2014
God’s “name” is therefore His standing in the world. Do people acknowledge Him, respect Him, honor Him?

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