Loving Our Land

Loving Our Land

This week’s Torah reading includes the second paragraph of the Shema, recited in our morning and evening prayers. This paragraph talks about reward and punishment, and how they are tied to our homeland, the Land of Israel: “And if you will surely listen to...
To Grasp Eternity

To Grasp Eternity

In this week’s reading, HaShem tells Moshe that he will soon pass on, and to take Yehushua (Joshua) to be next leader of the Jewish nation. It is Yehoshua who will lead to the Children of Israel across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Yehoshua was...
The Setting of a New Day

The Setting of a New Day

The first Mishnah asks: “From when do we read the Shema at night? From the time that the Kohanim enter to eat their Terumah.” [Brachos 1:1] This is a very complicated answer to a very straightforward question. The Shema is a basic Jewish ritual, required...
Holiness has but One Address

Holiness has but One Address

Our new schedule of online classes is off to a very strong start — you will find over a dozen live classes every day from Sunday-Thursday, from 8:30 in the morning through 10:25 at night (EDT)! Whether you have no local resources or are near a community with many...
Learning Through the Plague

Learning Through the Plague

If you don’t have time to read this right now, please note that we are starting a new schedule of online classes now offered by rabbis in virtual classrooms as a result of the current quarantine. Please access the schedule, still under construction, and find a...