Lech Lecha 5782

Lech Lecha 5782

In the staccato cadence of ongoing events in parashat Lech Lecha, one might easily overlook a character who stealthily appears in the background. It is like a seemingly bit-part actor among the stars, while it later becomes apparent that he is, in fact, the dominant character. Who is this mystery man?

Bereishiet and Noach 5782

Bereishiet and Noach 5782

Today we see the unrelenting, ardent acceleration of every factor in our lives: medical research, technology, physiology, surgery, astronomy, worldwide online meetings, etc. Is there something special about our time that is causing the rush to complete things?

Sukkot 5782

Sukkot 5782

Sukkot was different that year because Reb Yisrael had learned from his rabbi that one of the reasons for residing temporarily in a sukkah is in case one’s destiny was decided on Rosh HaShana to be expulsion into galut.

Ha’a’zienu 5782

Ha’a’zienu 5782

Yom HaKipurim and Purim; is there an analogous feature between these two auspicious days, apart from the similarity of the letters “p-u-r-i-m”?

Nitzavim 5781

Nitzavim 5781

Every Jew – man and woman, is alluded to in the intricate texts of the Bible, as are the manifold episodes of every generation hidden behind some word or phrase in the Torah.

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?

Ki Tavo 5781

Ki Tavo 5781

Moshe and the Jewish people have experienced unprecedented occurrences: the ten plagues, splitting of the Red Sea, receiving the Torah from the Almighty Himself at Mount Sinai, the Manna, Miriam’s Well, the defeat of the mighty Sichon and Og and other innumerable miracles.

Why then did Moshe say to the Jewish people: You have declared this day that the Lord is your God… And the Lord has declared this day that you are His people…?