It is having confidence in your purpose more that a crutch upon which to lean.
Faith is not a religious thing. You either have trust and confidence in the essence of existence or you do not. Contrary to popular belief, a side effect of faith in your Creator is faith in your own self. It makes sense: if you have faith in your Creator you have faith in your Creator’s creation, you, and every other creation in existence as well. This is why faith is so important: believing in a Higher Power means you believe in your power here on earth embedded within you by the Higher Power, to transform matter into spirit and earth into heaven. Faith is humility, and it allows you to be the best you could ever be.
The Torah chapters from the beginning of Genesis outline the story of our life’s mission and from here we can learn much about ourselves…Read More
Toldot: Mixing G-d and Politics
A response to the thousands of emails written about the previous essay which discussed the notions of “conservative” and “liberal” belief in America…Read More
Chukat-Balak: What Can I Do About the Ongoing Killings in Israel?
This essay responds to the pervasive question: “What can I do about the deteriorating situation in Israel?” and offers an opportunity to sing together…Read More
Re’eh: The Kabbalah of Duality
Part II of the series asks important questions about how we reconcile faith and modernity and discusses how spirituality is relevant in contemporary times..Read More
Eikev: Orthodoxy Vs. The World Part II
Part II of a two part essay discusses the theme of how to reconcile faith with modernity. Noah Feldman’s experience captures the dissonance between the twoRead More
The Quintessential Eye
Upon hearing details of something, the mind pieces together a perception of the subject. Yet, upon seeing something, the mind takes in its totality.Read More
Eikev: Religion VS. Spirituality
When it comes to religion and spirituality, are they mutually exclusive or can they sit comfortably side by side?Read More
Is there historical proof of the revelation at Mt. Sinai?Read More
A Feast and a Fast
Insight from the Talmud provides the framework for this examination of the decreed annihilation of the Jews of the Persian Empire.Read More