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Redeeming Relevance: Egypt’s Great Snake

According to the Baal haTurim the snakes created by the magicians represented Phaorah himself

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – A Glorious Structure

21 Tevet 5776 – January 1, 2016
Each floor contains magnificent treasures that are not found on any other floor. Every level is set up in a perfect order and one leads to the next.

Aleph Beta: Shmot: Every Saga Has A Beginning – Meeting Moses‏

20 Tevet 5776 – December 31, 2015
Who was Moses become he became MOSES?!

The Difference Between Emunah And Bitachon

Pharaoh had no problem with emunah, but he sure didn’t trust in Hashem – he rebelled. He had emunah, but no bitachon.

Nursing From A Non-Jewish Woman

Refraining from nursing from a non-Jewish woman is merely going beyond the letter of the law.

The Foundation Stone: Parshat Mikeitz

18 Tevet 5776 – December 30, 2015
Could Judah really expect the Viceroy to grasp his subtle threats & insults when translated? He didn't.

Redeeming Relevance: The Loneliest Jew and the Universal Torah

17 Tevet 5776 – December 29, 2015
Tzipporah is largely invisible & almost entirely silent, we hear her only when she rebukes Moshe

Torat Hakehillah

14 Tevet 5776 – December 25, 2015

Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

13 Tevet 5776 – December 24, 2015
For the next seventeen years, every time they spoke and every time they were together, there was a certain wedge keeping them apart.

Lessons From Yaakov Avinu

It is evident from the Gemara and from the berachah that Yaakov Avinu gave to Asher that properly honoring Shabbos is not only a great mitzvah, but sound financial advice as well.

Israel And The Jew: Perfect Together

He had always thought of Rothschild as a French citizen first and foremost.

Aleph Beta: Vayechi: We Are Family – Culmination of Abrahamic Legacy‏

This week closes sefer Breishit; How did we come so far from the ideal nation set up by Abraham?


It is a time of dark shadows but we can use these shadows to explore and discover our own light.

Redeeming Relevance: To Forgive is Divine… but not Exclusively

12 Tevet 5776 – December 23, 2015
Did you ever wonder if Yosef and his brothers ever conclusively put their past friction to rest?

For a Jew it is a Sin to Despair

10 Tevet 5776 – December 22, 2015
With short, metaphoric, speeches to his sons-wrongly called blessings-Yakov conveys his take on life

With The Responsibility Comes the Ability

7 Tevet 5776 – December 18, 2015
When you accept Torah and mitzvos upon yourself as an obligation, you simultaneously invest yourself with the strength to carry out the obligation.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayigash: Too Much for Me, Too Much for You

Yakov realized there was a Divine plan all along; God did not inflict suffering on him for no reason

The People Who Give Thanks

"Jews" are the descendants of "Yehudah" whose comes from "Todah" meaning thanks. Jews give "THANKS"

Snake Eyes

6 Tevet 5776 – December 17, 2015
The snake didn’t have an intrinsic craving for Chava. Only after he looked did he start desiring her.

Look Before You Leap

Ramban says the Patriarchs were considered to be Jews, meaning they kept the Torah and all its Commandments, while living in the Land of Canaan.

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