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Balak And The Battle Of Gettysburg

5 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
The power of "positive campaigning;" Nothing quenches your soul's thirst like Torah.

Love Defies The Rule

5 Tammuz 5774 – July 2, 2014
Hate and Love; Opposite sides of the coin of motivation.

Parshas Chukas: Fatal Error

30 Sivan 5774 – June 27, 2014
After listening to the driver’s incredible story, Rabbi Levenstein asked him, “What about you? After seeing such a miracle why didn’t you became Torah observant?”

Earning A Living Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

29 Sivan 5774 – June 26, 2014
The rock doesn’t have needs, yet it listens to Hashem. How much more so should we, who have so many needs?

Rov Vs. Chazakah

How can we be certain that any animal can be counted toward ma’asar beheimah when perhaps it is a treifah?

The Message Of Parah Adumah

Scientific disciplines don’t ask "why", a metaphysical question. They ask "how does it function?”

Chukat: Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?

What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?

Keeping The Ego In Check

28 Sivan 5774 – June 25, 2014
Leaders must be careful to subdue their ego. The cause is larger than the personal concerns of one person.

Shabbos Mevorchim Tammuz

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
Known by all as a happy-go-lucky fellow, Yossel’s lackluster parnassah never got the better of him. His dejected-looking wife, however, hardly shared his simchas ha’chayim and Yossel would often attempt to cheer her with words of chizuk.

The Nation’s Guardians Do Not Sleep

When it comes to passing on Jewishness we must follow the mother - for it is she who ensures it.

Parshat Korach

Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.

The Power Of The Spoken Word

22 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
Clearly, they were lacking in bitachon. Their faith in Hashem was deficient. But they weren’t guilty of speaking lashon hara.

Separating The Kohanim

This separation between Kohanim, Levi’im and Yisraelim obligates us to honor kohanim.

Korach: Can We Influence God?

Is it possible for us to influence God?

Parshas Shelach: What Caused Rachav’s Epiphany

15 Sivan 5774 – June 13, 2014
Yehoshua knew that the outcome of the battles would depend not on military might, but on the spiritual strength of Klal Yisrael.

Parshas Shelach: The Cow And The Hero

Twelve of the greatest leaders of the nation, one from each shevet, were dispatched to survey the land. The results of that mission were catastrophic.

Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?

The Great Treasure Hunt

15 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
While Moshe was the most unique prophet, he was also alone.

The Power Of The Spoken Word

Of even greater significance, once the miraglim made their mistake and concluded that Hashem wasn’t powerful enough to bring the people into the land, what they then spoke wasn’t lashon hara at all

Incarceration On Shabbos

The pasuk says that since the halacha concerning a Mechallel Shabbos was uncertain, the mekoshesh was placed in custody until the halacha was clarified.

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