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Redeeming Relevance: Zot HaBeraKha: A Grave Apart

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
It was not enough for Moshe to die by himself, however; his separation from family and nation had to be total, even after his death. And so his burial spot would need to be hidden from all.

King David’s Diaries

13 Tishri 5777 – October 14, 2016
On Shabbos, says Rav Cohen, we exist in a world of mei’ein Olam Habah, a microcosm of the next world, a taste of Gan Eden.

The Mitzvah To Be Happy

Being happy isn’t an emotion we can turn on and off like a light switch. And how can we relate the effect of doing a mitzvah joyfully to the case of Reuven?

Angels, Exiles, & Cotton Balls

Why do we take the Four Species on Sukkos? What is their message?

Redeeming Relevance: A Bittersweet Song You Better Remember: Parshas Ha’azinu & Jewish Destiny

God’s foremost desire is to conduct a relationship with the Jewish people built on love and commitment. The song of Ha’azinu reassures us that the relationship will never die.

Boundless Boundaries

Boundless Boundaries are the point of the imperfect structures we build as our Sukkot. The Sukkah is intended to provide the security we need to soar.

The Parsha Experiment – Ha’azinu-V’Zot Habracha: The Inspiring Conclusion To The Torah – Part...

11 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
In this week's video, we close the entire Torah, and we ask ourselves, what lessons can we learn today? How can we be inspired by the Torah's messages, and fulfill our destiny as a people?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Teshuva Through Prayer

5 Tishri 5777 – October 7, 2016
The first step in repentance is to say to Hashem that until now we lived as if we were not in front of You, but now we have come back.

The Song of Creation

Moses teaches his final commandment, "Write this song for yourselves." Moses wants each of us to write a Torah, not as a book of laws or teachings, but as a song.

Yonah – Getting The Message

5 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
Rashi makes a critical observation: When Yonah was thrown overboard the pasuk says he was swallowed by a male fish. Yet when he davened to Hashem, the pasuk says a female fish spit him out.

Redeeming Relevance: Moving On and the Sins of Omission

As we approach Yom Kippur, it is time for us to think creatively, the willingness to chart a new path, about what we can do better.

Shabbos Mevorchim Tishrei

28 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
Rosh Hashanah on the first of Tishrei comes to assure us that we needn’t despair, for Hashem, our Heavenly Father, is eager to accept our teshuvah and wipe our slate clean.

Parshat Nitzavim

One thing a person can do to ensure that he repents quickly after he sins is to think ahead.

Offering A Gift

We stand in the final moments of 5776, prepared to transition to 5777, perfect moments to offer our gift to God, honoring all we have gained over the past year and how we intend to apply that growth

The Parsha Experiment – Nitzavim: How To Make Sense Of The Terrible Curses II

To understand God's curses at the end of the Torah, we have to follow a trail all the way back, to Creation, and the Garden of Eden

Seeing The Judgment

27 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
There is a period of fact finding, a period of deliberation, and then the decision is read for all to hear. At that point, the judge, the jury, the defendant, and all in attendance know the ruling.

A Favorable Judgment

Why is it necessary for one to perform teshuvah over the performance of any other mitzvah?

Parshas Ki Savo: ‘How And Where’

21 Elul 5776 – September 23, 2016
Each mitzvah and each holiday is a guide and a map

Sharing The Fruit

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
The visitor does not hand over his basket of First Fruits; he first shares it with the Temple representative. This is not a ceremony of give and take but of sharing.

Using Visualizations

Studies show that not only do athletes who use them improve, but so do many other people whose activities require peak performance.

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