BS”D Parashat Chukat 5782

BS”D Parashat Chukat 5782

Our parasha opens with the mitzva of Para Aduma (red heifer). The mitzva is presented in the Torah as a chok – a decree by HaShem that has no rational explanation in our realm of thinking. Our survival can also be considered a chok.

BS”D Parashat Korach 5782

BS”D Parashat Korach 5782

Korach, the central figure in this week’s parasha, was one of the four Levites chosen to hold the Holy Ark each time the encampment moved on to a different site. So, let’s discuss the holy ark, other essential elements in the Mishkan, and a related project for our soldiers.

BS”D Parashat Shlach 5782

BS”D Parashat Shlach 5782

What the Jewish World Needs Now…
King David achieved greatness by being a man of the people. He sensed the needs and potential of the nation and saw the entire scope of the Jewish people. He was loved and admired.

Parashat Naso – Shavu’ot 5782

Parashat Naso – Shavu’ot 5782

Yerushalayim unites Jews of different opinions and inclinations into one brotherhood, but also unites & energizes the enemies of Israel in their determination to destroy the Jewish nation and seize the holy city.

BS”D Parashat Bamidbar 5782

BS”D Parashat Bamidbar 5782

In the preferential race between words and numbers, which is more essential? One would be prone to choose words. However, at the end of the day, it is numbers that will decide the fate of each individual, and mankind at large.

BS”D Behar-Bechukotai 5782

BS”D Behar-Bechukotai 5782

Near the center of Yerushalayim, situated in an area called the Russian Compound, is Police Headquarters. Among its other “interesting” features, the headquarters contains a jail that serves as a holding area for detainees until they are brought to trial. Whenever I pass the jail, my eyes are instinctively drawn to the window of a certain cell. This cell was my “home” for 30 hours about 40 years ago, when I, and several others, were arrested for demonstrating the unjustified arrest of a citizen of the Old City.