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Are We The Muse?

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?

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.

The Ventriloquist Lion

This strange equivalence between Hashem (the omnipotent King of kings) and a mere mortal monarch seems to imply that human beings are never really their own masters. They are always either the servants of Hashem or of Pharaoh.

The Book of Speech; Redeeming Relevance on Parshat Devarim

An obstacle to understanding Devarim is thinking of it as a book. Devarim literally means “[spoken] words” and should therefore be primarily considered in its 'orality'

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Love Our Nation

The Gemara (Brachos 30a) states that when a person prays he should always include himself as part of the community.

Finding Our Way

Although the nation was excited about entering the Promised Land, first and foremost they were glad to be out of the clutches of their nefarious oppressors.

The Forgotten

These 3 weeks require us to remember the great events and those on the fringe of memory. Caring for the distant and the forgotten--people and memories--will bring the redemption and rebuilding of our Nation,

The Power Of Prayer

Any judgment becomes a balance – how much rachamim and how much din?

Shevua She’chal Bo

The sefer Harirai Kedem suggests a different understanding of the machlokes.

The Parsha Experiment – Matot-Masei: Israel’s Psychological Journey

The Torah is not just a list of laws and stories, So, how does the travel log in parshat Masei teach us some sort of timeless lesson?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Matot: Menashe — The Odd Man Out

Why did Moshe include part of Menashe together with Gad and Reuven in the Transjordanian settlement?

Shabbos Mevorchim Menachem Av

He implored the talmid to come up with a way he could return the money without implicating himself.

Parshat Pinchas

In politics as in business, the ability to deliver matters.

The Voice Inside

Being examined by a doctor was causing his patients to be nervous, and that was contributing to the rise in their blood pressure.

Pinchas: Intimacy and Holiness

In last week's parsha, it looks like the people finally began to trust in God. But now, suddenly, idolatry? What happened? How did the people fail so quickly?

Kana’im Pogim Bo

Pinchas fulfilled the halacha of kana’im pogim bo whereby a kana’i (zealot) is granted permission to kill people performing specific aveiros.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Pinchas: Midian, Moab and Yisrael

The fact it was specifically Midianite and Moabite women involved with Jewish men {Moshe and men involved with Ba'al Peor) shows that an existential bond existed between these nations and Israel.

Answering Mark Twain’s Question

It is only G-d’s Hand in guarding our continued existence and our dedication to Torah that has allowed us to endure.

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