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Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu

This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

The Iron Crucible of Egypt

Instead of commending this righteous individual for his proper ethical standards, he has been attacked by the left wing media!

“Holier than Thou” Chumras – A Cause For Concern

Our sages write that one of the reasons the second Beit Hamikdash was destroyed was because of blind hatred.

Time For Geulah

How can we say that we are waiting for Mashiach in any month other than Nissan?

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

In recognition of the good that was performed in the past we reward this dog with the meat of the animal that he did not protect.

Rashi’s Prediction

The UN condemns Israel on a constant basis for crimes it has not committed, and continually attempts to recognize the Palestinian claim to the land (with the exception to the Trump administration as we will shortly discuss).

The Megillah Of 5777

Donald Trump’s election was a complete surprise to many. In fact every poll predicted that he would lose. How were they all so wrong?

Let Torah Unite Us

As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

Perpetual Aspirations

The obvious question is why Hashem decided to give this mitzvah right at the time when we were leaving Mitzrayim?

What Should Be The Main Goal Of Jewish Education?

I have fond memories of my trips to Israel with my eighth grade classes for over twenty-five years.

Hashiva Shoftenu K’varishona

There are great accolades and rewards promised for one who judges honestly.

Concern For One Another

This amount, when placed into perspective in relation to the entire number of those that were in the desert, represented only one percent of the entire community.

Tu B’Shevat

Interestingly, eating fruits of Eretz Yisrael is mentioned twice in the berachah of Al Hamichyah.

A New Era

The lack of routine condemnation from the United States of Israel’s announced 2,500 new settlement houses is certainly encouraging.

Inaugural Introspection

A phenomenon that allows this process to occur is the credence, admiration, and relevance that our culture affords to celebrities and athletes.

To Hear And Appreciate The Power Of Song

Often times when I pray and the chazzan chants a haunting melody, I close my eyes and it seems as if I am singing with the Shechina of Almighty G-d.

Guard Your Tongue

This problem of speech control not only affects adults but also children in Day Schools and Yeshivot.

The Miracles We Often Overlook

As you enter the actual museum one becomes a little uneasy as you are explained that for the next one and a half hours you will be walking in total darkness.

‘All Have The Right To Ascend To Holiness’

Today there are many stumbling blocks that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in services or even in Jewish education.

The Still Voice (Kol)

The mention of kol is referenced in dozens of places in the Torah, and each time it appears, one is filled with wonder and amazement in its powerful and profound implication and meaning.

Shabbat, The Foundation Of Our Heritage

We think we have the power to make choices and to effect change in this world – that we are in control of our own destiny.

The Special Relationship Of Children To God

For me the question that I was about to ask had value and I was always taught by my parents that one must ask questions to gain knowledge.

Lashon Tova

What has become clear from modern studies of the brain is that we can control our emotions and our thoughts.

Teaching Responsibility To Our Children

The students were eventually expelled from the school that they were attending, but the reactions of the parents were quite divergent.

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