Listen for Your Prophecy

Listen for Your Prophecy

Many years ago, a young man was suggested to a family looking to find a good match for their daughter. He was scholarly, well-mannered, and had a great future ahead of him. The young lady’s family seriously considered introducing her to the young man, until her mother...
Always on the Move

Always on the Move

How did the Jewish people navigate their way through the desert? They didn’t have the Waze app, but they had their own form of GPS – a G-d Positioning System. G-d surrounded them with clouds called the Ananei HaKavod – the “Clouds of Honor”...
Beloved Broken Records

Beloved Broken Records

Are you old enough to remember vinyl records? Do you remember how a scratched record could skip backwards, repeating a section over and over? The casual listener to the reading of this week’s Torah portion might be reminded of that broken record. The Baal Korei (the...
The Day the Tears Dry

The Day the Tears Dry

The current period on the Jewish calendar, the weeks between Passover and Shavuos, are called the “Y’mei Sefirah,” days of of counting. The Omer, the annual grain offering, was brought on the second day of Passover in the Holy Temple. Starting from that day, the...
Mitzvah Impossible

Mitzvah Impossible

“Don’t take revenge, don’t bear a grudge, love your friend like yourself, I am G-d. (Lev. 19:18)” These words are among the most well known Commandments in the Torah. Their simplicity and truth have resonated with people for thousands of years. Yet these Mitzvos,...