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Can One Be a Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos and Accept Bible Criticism?

17 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

What’s Your Sin? Removing the Number One Stumbling Block in Your...

Can you recall any time you hurt someone, perhaps a friend, neighbor, family member, fellow congregant or business associate?

Exacting Vengeance on the Gentiles?

15 Elul 5773 – August 21, 2013
Seeing the sight of Jesus on a cross must have made them feel like they were seeing Avodah Zara in the Beis HaMikdash.

Temptations, Tests, and the Search for Spiritual Courage

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
Temptations are ways of teaching people about G-d and the incredible human capacity for compassion and spiritual depth.

Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

13 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

St. Peter and the Reform Movement

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

6 Elul 5773 – August 12, 2013
When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

Testing And Prophecy

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
On the face of it, the test is simple: if what the prophet predicts comes to pass, he is a true prophet; if not, not. Clearly, though, it was not that simple.

The Holocaust as an Expression of Kindness? Seriously?

30 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
Rabbi Avigdor Miller did not want to publish this work during his lifetime. He felt that so soon after the Holocaust it would upset survivors

Infidel

Hirsi Ali was handed the microphone and, 16 months later, her words remain imprinted on my brain: "Even if you give them Jerusalem, there will be no peace."

How to Give

26 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
These stories all have to do with the mitzvah of tzedakah whose source is in this week’s parshah.

Looking For God In Our Skyscrapers

The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.

Korach: Power Vs. Influence

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
For the first and only time, Moses invokes a miracle to prove the authenticity of his mission

‘I Aimed my Rifle Above the Rock-Throwing Arab Boy’s Head’

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
Today he might be terrorist, a peace-loving Arab. Or maybe he is a dead suicide bomber. In 1990, he was 8 years old when he hurled rocks at the bus I was guarding.

The Road to Serfdom

27 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
Do we really need to be biometrically marked like animals just to counter the plague of forged identity cards?

Reflections on the Divine Image

What does it mean when we say that man was created in the image of God?

Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?

20 Shevat 5773 – January 30, 2013
Is it appropriate for players like Tim Tebow to make grand gestures of prayer to a Master of the World Who has His Hands full dealing with much more important things?

Where Was God When Sandy Hook’s Children Died?

7 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
Challenging God in the face of suffering is not blasphemous.

For the Miracles, Thank You

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
Our Sages teach that when Chanukah comes around, we are to thank Hashem, not only for the miracles that He performed for us in...

Potifar’s Wife is in Your Home Too: The Dangers of the...

26 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
Recognizing the terrible danger of unsupervised Internet viewing has extra significance now, at the time of Hanukah.

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