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Life: The School Of Growth

29 Av 5776 – September 1, 2016
By gradually increasing the workload, the body is called upon to respond. The work should never be easy.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Reeh: The Taste for Blood and the Imperative of Relevance

Is the Torah to be read exactly as the Jews who received it would have, or, is it actually to be read in a contemporary way that can't possibly be the same as those who first received the Torah?

Shabbos Mevorchim Elul

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Deep contemplation, loyalty, ambition and intelligence define the traits of one born in Elul, the month symbolized by Virgo, a sign of purity.

Parshat Eikev

A leader must be aware of and responsible for all details on the ship - big or small.

Earning A Living: The Great Life Test

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
While the sincerity of the little fellow might be touching, he is missing the point.

Bentching After Eating Mon

They bentched nonetheless, though, because they were given a specific mitzvah to thank Hashem for the mon.

Torah Cafe: The Parsha Experiment – Eikev: Appreciating Our Creators

Is it possible God afflicted the nation of Israel through the past 40 years of the desert, withholding food and water from them...on purpose? How can we have a relationship with a God like that?

Dancing with Life

How could I possibly handle all these different emotions on top of the complexities of life? Easy,,,by dancing.

The Lord Is My Shepherd – This Comforts Me

15 Av 5776 – August 19, 2016
Throughout the perek, the navi describes the greatness of Hashem Yisbarach and His tender loving care and concern for His people, Klal Yisrael.

Preprogrammed For Greatness (Shabbos Nachamu)

15 Av 5776 – August 18, 2016
When a man mounts a horse, the man may weigh 150 pounds, the horse more than 2,000. Yet the man commands the horse to ride, gallop, turn, and stop.

Can A Man Be Motzi A Woman?

The halacha is that even if a person has already fulfilled a mitzvah he can still be motzi another who has not yet fulfilled it.

The Parsha Experiement – Va’etchanan: Building an Intimate Relationship with God

In this week's parsha, Moses speaks, a lot - but it all seems so boring, and disconnected. The Torah is a book - and...

The Journey From The Refuge

Why, did Moses break out in song when he set aside Cities of Refuge for killers? It is curious this stimulated song, when the Shema, the retelling of Revelation and the 10 Statements did not?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ve’etchanan: Why These Ten?

Understanding why these Ten Statements were chosen-as opposed to others omitted-could well lead us to a greater grasp of the essence of this venerable text.

Are We The Muse?

8 Av 5776 – August 12, 2016
Dare I say that, the fact that we keep the Temple alive 2000 years after its destruction, continue to connect to God even after the Holocaust, and we pray even on this horrible day, INSPIRES God?

Are We Teaching Yiras Shamayim?

8 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
If one approaches the issue with an open mind, the truth is incontrovertible. The world screams out that it was created.

The Parsha Experiment – Devarim: Finding Inspiration From Our Past

The message of Moses' speech before the Children of Israel entered the Promised land are still applicable and inspiring to us, today. Join us as we tackle the mystery of Moses' speech.

Minhagim Of Shabbos Tisha B’Av

If a person will not be fasting on Sunday for whatever reason, he should say havdalah on a cup prior to eating.

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