Colors of Joy

Colors of Joy

The new Jewish month of Adar began yesterday, ushering in the joyous holidays of Purim and Passover. In this spirit the Sages of the Talmud have said “When Adar arrives, we increase in happiness.” We don’t think of happiness, true happiness, as...
Keep Singing

Keep Singing

“I sing to G-d, for He is exalted…” (Exodus 15:1) After Moshe (Moses) and the Jewish People saw the great miracle of the splitting of the sea, their salvation from the oncoming chariots of Pharaoh and the Egyptian army, and the total destruction of...
Who Is Fit to Serve?

Who Is Fit to Serve?

Through the ten plagues and the Exodus, G-d demonstrated that He and He alone is the complete authority, the King of kings. If it is a privilege to serve in the cabinet of a world leader, then how much greater is it to be a servant to the Al-mighty? Pondering this...
Let’s Talk About Retirement

Let’s Talk About Retirement

What do you hope to be doing when you’re eighty years old? In last week’s Torah reading, the story of the enslavement of the Jewish people in Egypt and their ultimate redemption began. The key figures in this story are Moshe and Aharon (Moses and Aaron),...
Do You Love Your Luggage?

Do You Love Your Luggage?

What do you find more restful – relaxing on a couch, or carrying packages? It seems like a silly question, right? “He saw that rest was good, that the land was pleasant, and he tilted his shoulder to take a burden. (Gen. 49:15)” This is how Jacob, on...