All People Are G-d’s Creation

G-d loves and respects all of His creations, and is sad when anyone dies or is hurt – Jew or non-Jew!

A Stiff-Necked People

How can Moses invoke the people’s obstinacy as the very reason for G-d to maintain His presence among them? What is the meaning of Moses’ “because” – “may my Lord go among us, because it is a stiff- necked people”?

From Linear To Spatial

Directing us in the right direction like a compass, teachings on the Parshat Ki Tisa from Rabbi Weinberg

Who Asked You?

We're partners in the business, and we owed $1,000 to your uncle. If I paid your part, I'm entitled to reimbursement from you also!

Redeeming Relevance: The Need for Godly Space… Away from God

Paradoxically, putting on the veil would help Moshe connect with spirituality but when he was actually speaking with God, Moshe would nevertheless remove it.

Why Is Yechezkel Called Ben Adam?

The notion that we have wings and can fly, but fall to access them is genuinely spot-on.

The Exposed Heart

Deep in his heart he felt completely delighted for his brother that he would take his place and redeem Bnei Yisrael and lead them.

Ambassadors Of Light

The mitzvah of bikur cholim is often neglected. We should include time in our schedules to spend time with those who are ill, but so many pressing reasons prevent us from doing so.

True Leadership

Moshe was a stutterer and did not look for a leadership role, but he proved that one can lead even without charisma – through the power of faith, prayer, and a sense of mission.

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part VII)

Question: When a son says Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also, are their souls elevated to a higher place as a result?Ben Glassman

A Minyan For My Mother: Rena’s Story

Here and there, we saw a few men and boys. I still had my heart set on having a minyan. But how?

Daf Yomi

Bullish Or Not? 'Where One A Cow And [The Other] Its Calf…' (Chullin 82)

Muktzah Mitzvah

"A saw belongs to a category of muktzah called kli shem'lachto l'issur, a utensil whose primary purpose is prohibited," replied Rabbi Dayan.

What if My Child Falls Asleep Before Bentching?

What, then, happens when the rabbinic chinuch obligation contradicts the biblical obligation as described in the verses cited by the Ramban?

Brothers: A Drama In Five Acts

For once Moses, the hero, the leader, the liberator, the lawgiver, is off-stage in the only instance where the name of Moses is not mentioned at all in any parsha since the first parsha of the book of Shemot. Instead our focus is on his elder brother Aaron. The story of Aaron and Moses, the fifth act in the biblical drama of brotherhood, is where, finally, fraternity reaches the heights

Is It Proper…? – Is it appropriate for a Jew in America to have...

Is it appropriate for a Jew in America to have an English first name? If yes, is it appropriate for him or her to use this English name in daily life?

Vibrating With Internal Energy

I love and, am energized by, wrapping myself in my Tallit (Prayer Shawl), and tying on my Tefillin (Phylacteries) because of their message. I focused this morning on whether I had the ability to energize them, whether I could wear them as a celebration of my growth, and found myself vibrating with their energy.

Lavon receives a REAL V.I.C. (Visitor in Chief)!

Our move to Lavon (where we are the ONLY observant family on the yishuv) was accomplished with the help and support of Ayelet HaShachar, an organization that – among many worthy activities – helps religious families move into secular areas, with the aim of bringing people together and lessening the social barriers between religious and secular people. We were joined by Israel's Chief Rabbi, Rav Lau, shlita.

Parshat Tetzaveh: The Intended Porous Divider Between the Human and the Divine

The Urim ve-Tumim, introduced in this week's parsha, remind us Hashem never meant the Jewish people to make their way in the world based only on traditions of what we were once told.

Tips To Be Miserable

To avoid misery, read the 6-steps to misery--and completely side-step these landmines

Money And Mitzvos

Chazal tell us that the pursuit of money teaches us how we should pursue mitzvos. Money familiarize us with the burning passion we ought to develop for mitzvos--and mitzvos have even greater intrinsic value.

Q & A: Kaddish Elevates (Part VI)

Question: When a son says Kaddish for his parents, can they hear it? Also when he says it, are their souls elevated to a higher place?Ben Glassman


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