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In Pursuit Of Righteousness

29 Elul 5774 – September 23, 2014
To choose life, you must examine your actions in the period preceding the Days of Awe as an unbiased stranger, and render your decision.

The Gym And The Spa

This world has its purpose; it has been ideally fashioned to allow man to grow.

Rosh Hashanah: 5775

25 Elul 5774 – September 19, 2014
Perhaps the most important leadership lesson Elkana taught us is to never underestimate the difference a single person can make.

God Is One With Us

24 Elul 5774 – September 18, 2014
The Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him.

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Our understanding of what is and what is not possible creates imagined ceilings of opportunity for us.

A Clean Slate

The Chafetz Chaim answered that there are two forms of teshuvah; teshuvah m’ahava and teshuvah m’yirah.

It’s Your Choice

In Parshas Re’eh the Torah tells us about the bechira to adhere to the commandments of Hashem and refrain from sin. In Parshas Nitzavim, the Torah tells us that we have the choice to repent after we have sinned.

Nitzavim-Vayeilech: “Where’s the Happy Ending?”

As Moshe is about to die, why does God tell him about how the Israelites will ruin everything?

Nations of Stone

18 Elul 5774 – September 12, 2014
This week's parsha offers a new covenant; a covenant that speaks to national life unlike any other

Parshas Ki Savo: All Jews Are Righteous

All Jews are inherently righteous and that is why we all have a portion in the World to Come.

Lending With Interest

17 Elul 5774 – September 11, 2014
Since it is a Rabbinic prohibition we may follow the more lenient opinion.

Using Visualizations

How can the Torah expect me today, thousands of years after the mitzvahs were given, to view each mitzvah as if I’m fulfilling it for the first time?

A Bond That Cannot Be Broken

According to Ibn Ezra, the Torah was stressing through this covenant that hypocrisy was forbidden.

Feeling God’s Protection In All Circumstances

Simcha is total; sahs is God’s joy in protecting us even when we are most vulnerable.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem: Hashem Loves Me

11 Elul 5774 – September 5, 2014
Not only do we accept You as our King, it is our greatest desire that the name of Your Kingdom be spread throughout the entire universe.

Committed To Rabbeinu Gershom

10 Elul 5774 – September 4, 2014
They ask, how can Rabbeinu Gershom forbid marrying more than one wife, when the Torah explicitly permits it in this parshah?

The Challenge Of Morality In The Face Of War

the test of moral integrity truly presents itself when one faces difficult situations.

The Greatness Of Man

A replica reminds a person of the original. Granted it is in miniature, and granted no one would mistake it for the original, but it carries, almost in caricature form, some semblance of the original.

No Mixing And Matching

The inability of creation to violate Hashem’s natural law extends to inanimate object such as heaven and earth.

When To Go To The High Court

3 Elul 5774 – August 28, 2014
First, how could a beis din of 23 judges present a guilty verdict in a capital punishment case? After all, only a majority of the 23 judges ruled in favor of his verdict.

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