The Soul Purpose

The Soul Purpose

Health is always a relevant topic, but recently it has been the overarching topic on the minds of practically all of humanity. That, we’ve learned, is pandemic life. Besides the survival instinct that compels us to make healthy choices, many may be surprised to hear...
May We All Cry

May We All Cry

When do we cry? When we feel profound emotion due to something we observe or experience. The prophet Jeremiah writes of Jerusalem, “She cries intensely at night, her tear is on her cheek. She has no friends to console her. “ We will read this on Saturday night, the...
Fight to Love, or Love to Fight?

Fight to Love, or Love to Fight?

Our daughter was just 2 years old when there was a fire in the apartment above ours. We all waited nervously on the hill outside the building, as everyone in the neighborhood gathered around to see the smoke rising from the roof, and to offer help to the families that...
Deductions for Non-Prophets

Deductions for Non-Prophets

“The Jewish people will never again have a prophet like Moses,” says the Torah (Devarim 43:10). The Medrash notes that this verse is careful to say that “the Jewish people” will not have such a prophet. What about other nations? The Torah leaves open that...
Get Fascinated!

Get Fascinated!

In the wake of Korach’s rebellion in this week’s Torah portion, G-d instructs each tribe to place a wooden staff, labeled with its leader’s name, in the holiest chamber of the Tabernacle. G-d promised a sign to confirm the appointment of Aaron as the High...