They are the things we cannot understand at all but which allow us to understand it all.
The difference between a miracle and nature is frequency. If the sun would rise once in a lifetime, it would be miraculous; if the sea would split every day, it would be natural. The deepest miracles are when nature becomes transcendent and when transcendence becomes natural. Ordinary people doing ordinary things often lead to ordinary results. Extraordinary people (you and I) doing extraordinary things (righteous acts) always lead to extraordinary results (a naturally miraculous, miraculously natural world).
On the Essence of Leadership
As Moses leads the Song of the Sea after the Jews escape the Egyptians, he demonstrates true leadership, for within Moses the soul of Israel was one.Read More
An old chassidic story that exemplifies the awe chassidim have for their Rebbe.Read More
The following story was told by Rabbi Israel Spira, the Rebbe of Bluzhov, who had witnessed it firsthand in the Janowska Concentration Camp.Read More
The Era of the Rainbow
An examination of the Torah’s account of the first twenty generations of history reveals two primary differences between the world before the Flood and the post-Flood era.Read More
Chanukah and the Supremacy of Soul Over Body
Chanukah teaches us that there is a level of supremacy of soul over body that is so absolute that the body is virtually invisible.Read More
The Hellenist Coachman
It was not the Torah per se that Hellenic regime wished to uproot from the people of Israel, but Your Torah.Read More
The Fifth Night: A Modern Chanukah Miracle
A modern Chanukah miracle story, from Russian political prisoners.Read More