True Reality appears when all else disappears.
Sometimes angels may appear human, just as humans, at times, may appear angelic. After a delectable feast, the three angels tell Sarah that, in one year’s time, she will give birth to a child. Sarah, 90 years of age, laughs. Mazal tov! It’s a boy and his name is Isaac. Try as he might, Abraham cannot find one redeeming factor in the city of Sodom. The Creator thus deletes Sodom from creation. Abraham sends Ishmael east, out of his father’s house. The binding of Isaac changes the perception of humanities relationship with G-d forever. Is it greater to live for G-d or die for G-d?
Righteous and Just
Abraham’s mandate is as important today as ever. And his persistence teaches us the power of one individual’s choice, how much it can accomplish.Read More
To See the Divine
To see the Divine, you learn to savor every sight, every sound, every taste, every touch, every smell.Read More
We must see current events as a unique opportunity to wake up: This is our time to affect real change, it is time to start thinking and acting differently.Read More
Ishmael and Isaac: A Timeless Family Feud
In this week’s Torah Portion, Vayeira, we discuss the two sons of Abraham – Ishmael and Isaac and their historic sibling rivalry; a fundamental dispute that continues to this very day.Read More
How to Treat Infidels
Faith in G-d extends to loving other people, regardless of their background and similarity to you. Faith is about extending love and compassion.Read More
The Happiness Myth: Is There Anything I Can Do to Be a Happier Person?
Join Rabbi Jacobson in this illuminating workshop as he dissects the anatomy of happiness and dispels the myths surrounding its elusive search.Read More
Vayeira: How to Treat Infidels
The evolution of religion and all its manifestations and distortions can be traced back to Abraham’s passionate faith and what he taught his children, and what they did or did not do with these teachings.Read More
When Abraham looked at his guests he did not see pagans, idolaters & fetishists; he saw creatures of G-d who had been created in the divine image…Read More
Vayeira: Where is Moshiach? In Sodom
The theme, in this week’s Torah portion, the destruction of the wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, a deceptively complex story…Read More
How Deep Can You See?
Journey into the deepest elements of existence and discover why the vital aspects of life like ideas, feelings, love, and the soul can’t be seen or heard.Read More