Perhaps when a leader goes away it is so that we may go on.
Moses is about to go away for a while. This is Moses’ final day on earth. At 120 years of age, Moses completes writing the first Torah scroll of history, documenting the Word for all eternity. The leadership transitions to Joshua. Every seven years, during Sukkot, the people should gather at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to hear the Torah, where the king shall read it. This will certainly ensure that the people prevail over any concealment, even when the Face of existence itself is hidden.
New Year Blessings
I want to extend to you my personal blessings for a sweet and healthy year. I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have sent me your kind wishes and blessings for the New Year.Read More
Yom Kippur Class: How Great Can You Become?
Please join Rabbi Jacobson in this creative pre-Yom Kippur workshop and discover how the holiest day in the year carries the secret to appreciating the greatness that you are truly capable of.Read More
What is the Calling of Our Time?
As we approach Rosh Hashana: Here is a good question to ask yourself:
If you were able to have a glimpse of G-d’s thoughts,how would they look?
Netzovim – Vayeilech: Birthing
Samech Vav, part 19 discusses the renewed light that shines on the eve of Rosh Hashana, a light which is relevant to each of us as a unique being…Read More
Nitzavim-Vayeilech: We Don’t Control the Weather
End of the year thoughts about leaving behind our comfort zones and approaching the new year with a renewed approach.Read More
The Longer Shorter Way
In his book of Tanya Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi discusses how the fulfillment of the Divine purpose is both “a long and short way”…Read More
The Torah Says
Each year the Maggid of Trsik would begin the year by citing sources as proof that this is the year that the Moshiach would come, the year of redemption…Read More
The ultimate criterion of “free choice” is not “Is it determined?” but “What determines it?” Every choice is determined by something, be it a rational motive or an intuitive flash of no traceable origin. True choice is when one’s course of action is determined by, and only by, the very quintessence of self.Read More
Netzvim-Vayelech: Blackberry Unplugged
By pressing a button in one corner of our lives we set in motion a series of events that reverberate around the world; how you can hold infinity in the palm of your handheld device.Read More