Sometimes, in order to arrive, one must first depart.
To reach the ultimate potential, one must leave everything one has known behind. The Creator tells Abraham that he and his offspring are destined to change the world. The first step is to change your own world. Abraham and his wife Sarah journey to the land of Canaan. The road leads them to a close call in Egypt, and a war in Sodom. G-d bonds an eternal pact with Abraham. Childless, Sarah encourages her husband to take another wife. Ishmael was born. At the tender age of 99, Abraham circumcises himself in the eternal bond of brit mila.
Just as Abraham endured ten challenges, we, his children, undergo similar challenges. How we will rise to these ten challenges will define our lives.Read More
Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?
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The Secret to Personal Growth: Three Lessons from Abraham
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A Deep Dark Dread: How a 3758 Year-Old Vision is Shaping the World Today
Rabbi Simon Jacobson lectures on the challenges facing Israel today and their start with G/d’s vision to Abraham close to 4000 years ago.Read More
The Root of Arab Rage
Arab rage against Israel may have many ostensible causes. But at its core root, it stems from the Holy of Holies – from the need and will to control that vital region.Read More
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The Greatest Step Ever Taken: How to Change Your Life
The greatest leap for mankind actually began with Abraham’s first step 3752 years ago. Learn the secret of creating true and lasting change in your life.Read More
Lech Lecho: Iraq – Yesterday and Today
This essay explores the roots of the Iraqian quagmire, and ancient lessons that are relevant today more than ever.Read More
Are You a Pioneer?
Find out how to reconnect to the original you and learn how to discover your own inner pioneer from the first trendsetter of them all: Abraham.Read More
The Third Millennium
In Abraham’s 75th year, a new era opened – the era of Torah. The era of tifferet, of the harmony and synthesis of the Divinely bestowed and humanly earned.Read More