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Building The Third Beis Hamikdash

1 Adar 5775 – February 19, 2015
The Aruch Laner asks: How can Rashi say that the third Beis Hamikdash will descend as fire from heaven when every Jew prays several times a day for the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash?

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Terumah

29 Shevat 5775 – February 18, 2015
The notion of duality is paradoxically a very important part of God’s unity.

Parshat Mishpatim

25 Shevat 5775 – February 13, 2015
The Torah presents us with a model of how to effect change in a sustainable way.

When Little Is Big

Just having basic emunah during these times of great spiritual challenges is inestimable in Hashem's eyes.

Revealing G-d

The month of Adar is the month of joy. It’s the time when we reaccepted the Torah.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar

Hashem placed Esther in the right setting at the right time.

Parasha Mishpatim: Israel’s View of the World and of Itself

Judaism's moral law, intended to give meaning to life, is violated most when the weak are abused

Forces Of The Upper World

24 Shevat 5775 – February 12, 2015
Hashem placed this world at man’s disposal. In a real sense, man is the steward of Creation.

Do Unto Others As…

Perhaps Hillel based his opinion on the original conversion that took place at Mount Sinai and described in Mishpatim.

Too Guilty

The Ohr Hachayim rules that one may not manipulate the system; rather he must state his opinion as he see the ruling in the case; not as he would like the outcome of the verdict to become.

Looking At The Commandments Horizontally

A 3rd option: No demarcation between bein adam laMakom & bein adam lechaveiro; they're complementary

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Did Our History Become Laws?

23 Shevat 5775 – February 11, 2015
Be Forewarned: Rabbi Fohrman on our forefathers and foremothers forming the law.

Redeeming Relevance: Mishpatim

22 Shevat 5775 – February 10, 2015
"Hamas" means "violent," via undue human pressure on a process not meant to be controlled by humans

Speaking To Beis Yaakov

18 Shevat 5775 – February 6, 2015
Matan Torah is when, as Rashi puts it, Heavens and Heavens of Heavens came down to earth, when Hashem revealed himself “panim el panim, face to face” to forge an intimate connection with His chosen people, and through them the entire world.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem It’s A Done Deal!

How is it possible to finish all my work in six days?

A Father’s Responsibilities

17 Shevat 5775 – February 5, 2015
He suggests that the general admonition only dictates that a father may not actively enable his son to perform an aveirah.

Jewish History As A Vehicle Toward Belief

The truth is that a mitzvah may not be the result of belief but rather the means to come to believe.

The Many Voices Of Hashem

Halachah is not bound to one geographical location. It is obligatory all over the world.

Aleph Beta: Yitro: Seeing Ten Commandments In the Burning Bush

Connecting the Ten Commandments to the story of Moses and the Burning Bush.

The Neshamah And The Ape

He is fully aware that who he will be for eternity is in his hands.

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