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...
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” throughout their journey....

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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...

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Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

This Shabbos we will read the first words of Bamidbar, the Book of Numbers. Then, on Sunday night, we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuos, the time of the giving of the Torah. The holiday is called Shavuos in the Torah, literally "weeks," as the Torah commands us to...

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Everything According to His Will

Everything According to His Will

The second of our two readings this week is Bechukosai: "If you will go in my decrees, and guard my commandments, and do them" [Lev. 26:3]. A decree is something that government, or in this case HaShem [G-d] in the Torah, tells us to do, which we are unlikely to...

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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 Torah...

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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,...

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