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Wakeful Warriors

13 Elul 5775 – August 27, 2015
Each month is associated with a particular tribe. The month of Elul is matched up with Gad. What makes Gad unique?

Ultimate Showdown

Sanctions and indictment of the Jew, holding him to a higher standard, is as common and misplaced as ever.

Outcomes And Intentions

To allow for free will, there are times when Hashem will allow a person the “opportunity to be the messenger.”

Aleph Beta: Ki Teitzei: How To Merit Long Life‏

The promise for long life only comes from 2 commandments; What's the connection between them?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tetzeh

Mighty Amalek deliberately attacked enemy's weakest members, despicable even by ancient standards

The Joy Of Elul

7 Elul 5775 – August 21, 2015
You may wonder, how can we be excited and joyful at a time when His Judgment, not Fatherly Love, reigns supreme?

Right Or Left

Children resist authority and struggle against structure, chores, and rules. But deep down they feel loved when they are granted guidelines and limits.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shoftim

Judges, essentially apolitical, fulfilled a temporary purpose and then returned to private life

Each One Of Us Is Like A Tree Of The Field

Torah teaches that trees must be protected for the trees themselves, sake of man, & for life lessons

Aleph Beta: Shoftim: The Significance of Saving Private Ryan‏

6 Elul 5775 – August 20, 2015
On the eve of battle, 4 groups can leave. Who are the 4 & what does it mean "allowed to go home"?

The Religion Of Evolution

Everything you see – from the flower to the bee, from the oceans to the mountains, rivers, planets, the sun, the moon and the stars – all just sort of happened.

The Prophet And The King

The articles in this column are transcriptions and adaptations of shiurim by Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, zt"l. The Rav's unique perspective on Chumash permeated...

Fit For A King

5 Elul 5775 – August 19, 2015
We can suggest that since Hashem Himself appointed Dovid there is no question. The rules are only in place for when we must chose a king ourselves.

A New Month And A New Me

30 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
When we see the new moon at the start of each month, it is a sign from Hashem that we can renew ourselves spiritually.

Truth

The world is changing so fast and our youth are confronted with more information on a daily basis. There is nothing that we can do about it.

May One Raze A Shul?

29 Av 5775 – August 13, 2015
Perhaps a careful reading of the pesukim in the parsha will shed light on this dilemma.

An Unbreakable Guarantee

Like the he-goat and the Temples, it is a guarantor for the Jewish People, to accept punishment on their behalf.

Consumerism And The Overspent Generation

“When Hashem…will broaden your boundary as He spoke to you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ for you will have a desire to...

Aleph Beta: Re’eh: Why Do We Need The Oral Law?

Why do Rabbinic laws seem different than Biblical? What does law have to do with God & spirituality?

The Different Meanings Of Re’eh

Parshat Re’eh discusses our obligations upon entering Israel, Yerushalayim & our covenantal mission

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