In Parshas Pinchas the Torah introduces the Mussaf for Shavuos by describing it as Yom HaBikurim when we bring the new offering.
The desert, with its unearthly silence & emptiness, is the condition in which the Word can be heard
The census focused on the individual, proving each is created as irreplaceable, unique images of God
Why does the Torah use two different words for "to count," and what does each indicate?
From Bemidbar on and in Nevi’im, the nation is viewed primarily by its component parts, the tribes
"You do know that nothing occurs without reason. Can you think of something you might have done to bring on your malaise?"
What does the omer & agricultural laws pe'ah & leket teach about the Biblical approach to holidays?
A true life of meaning is achieved not by running after material success but by recognizing that everything is dependent on G-d, and that spiritual growth is truly valuable.
Though studying Torah is the most important mitzvah, it is performed in private.
There are no enemies confronting us, there are no terrorists to threaten us, and we can clearly see Hashem’s direction and guardianship of the land.
We are affected by our environment. Our perspective on the world is affected by what those around us do.
The mitzvah that parents must give their son a bris milah is a mitzvah that they must perform for someone else – namely their son.
Torah hints to a divided Jerusalem that will become a city without walls forever united
Faith is responding to demands that we wouldn’t think of taking on were we left to our own devices.
A proper emor would also mean that we do not say something, even as a joke or a tease, that may cause someone to be weakened in the doing of a mitzvah or minhag.
It is the right amount of the right middah in the right time that is the key to perfection. Each middah has its place, time, and correct measure.
The Bach writes that he mentioned his insights to many of the leading gedolim and no one disproved him.
Abraham was held in the highest regard by the nations of the world.
While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.
With ubiquitous texting, social media, & email, society is mislead to think that words are ephemeral
It's an interesting idea, that love is illustrated by understanding another's needs.
"Keeping" Shabbos means to guard it and make sure to keep every aspect and detail of it.
Pesach is a time when we can grow in this perspective. But merely spending a week working on something will not leave any lasting impression on us.
Morah for a parent is connected to shemiras Shabbos because the Shechina shines on, and through, the Sabbath.
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.” –...