We must aim our tefillos like an intercontinental Ballistic Missile and send it straight to the Kodesh Hakedashim.
Rabbi Aba Wagensberg on Parshas Terumah-Have a wonderful Shabbos!
There was a subtlety in which Shlomo was lacking.
The instruction to place the Testimony in the ark seems repetitive,
It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.
Ideas we feel compelled to share, insights we're desperate to impart, powerful experiences we reveal are all contagious, Torah conversations that are contagious build a Home for the Divine Presence.
In fact, loudness and brightness are not intrinsically Godly at all. On the contrary, the truer place to find God is in the still-small voices all around us.
The importance of working hard in advance to prevent problems can be seen in this week's parsha.
Dvar Torah for Parshas Shekalim by well known author, teacher and lecturer, Rabbi Aba Wagensberg.
Those born in Adar are charitable, great listeners and good companions.
At a certain point, he returned home, and his uncle noticed that his appearance had changed.
Towards the end of this week’s parsha, God speaks about a malach that he will send in front of the Jewish people but it is not clear what He is referring to. We will consider one understanding
In this video, Rabbi Fohrman shows us that the Torah argues that to create a better society, we must be proactive about addressing social and economic inequality.
Shabbat is in time what the Beit HaMikdash is in space.
Hashem custom-designed this world and our current existence specifically so that we can grow.
Parshat Yitro contains the most important piece in the narrative of the Jewish people, the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, when the nation and God are 'married.
I open my bible as a potential convert; open to the possibility of learning what will allow me to continue to become more. I begin my prayers in a state of repentance, ready to climb mountains.
No one is surprised that the Torah wasn’t given immediately after the Jews left Egypt, even though it was the first logical time for such an event to happen. But why not earlier or later on the trek?
We cannot rest on the educational and religious laurels of our fathers. Every generation must forge ahead, not only to maintain or continue, but to expand our knowledge of and the faithfulness to God.
The answer to this question is predicated upon understanding the concept of free will.
I am desperately searching for a filter that purifies the twisted Lishon haRah we use to speak of God: the positive attributes in which we unhesitatingly express our belief.
The role that God played towards the Jews in the desert was not far removed from that of a parent. While they were on the desert, He provided them with the challenges that would allow them to mature
Whether it is a sefardi shul with enchanting makams, a Chassidic shteibel with fire and passion, or an Ashkenaz minyan with beautiful tunes and heartfelt tefillos – serving through silence just does not exist!
Clearly, G-d has spritual goals and plans for the non-Jewish nations of the world.
Why did the firstborn Egyptians die from the same experience that elevated the Israelite firstborns?