A Personal Note from Simon Jacobson
A personal note from Simon Jacobson addressing the current Coronavirus Crisis …Read More
A Q&A letter applying the story of Moses striking the rock instead of speaking to the rock in Parshat Chukat to explain how to get through to blocked peopleRead More
Korach: Confidence – where does it come from? Inborn or acquired? Nature or nurture? It stems from the soul, one permanence in an immortal physical world.Read More
The Birth of Projection
Only through prayer and through our connection to the past do we have the power to overcome the challenges of the present. When you are stuck in a pit overwhelmed by difficulties, you cannot solve the problem alone.Read More
One Heart: The Message of Shavuot
In Parshat Bamidbar what power did Sinai have that united the people when they “camped opposite the mountain”? Total fusion of matter & spirit; body & soul.Read More
Is G-d Vulnerable?
True love means being vulnerable. Our relationship with G-d is one of vulnerability and equal dependence on each other.Read More
Look with selfish eyes and you see selfishness all around you. Peer with selfless eyes and you see selflessness all around you.Read More
Ukraine in Crisis: J’Accuse…!
On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in an unprovoked and baseless attack. For over a week now, Ukraine is being mercilessly bombed, innocent civilians killed, millions more stranded and fleeing in fear of their lives. A country and its people are being torn apart. Where are our leaders? Where is the outrage? Where is the Zola of our times? What has become of “never again”?Read More
Elitism: Are We All Created Equal?
Parshat Pinchas helps unravel the yichus dilemma – illuminating the balance between elitism & the masses; individuality and responsible leadership.Read More