Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed • 7 Comments
A Q&A letter applying the story of Moses striking the rock instead of speaking to the rock in Parshat Chukat to explain how to get through to blocked people
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed • 18 Comments
A soul burning with fiery passion is an incredible asset, but lack of self-control coupled with the pursuit of selfish desires lead to disaster.
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Whenever you feel disconnected or lost you are going through this journey. An aimless life is a desolate one. Nothing is being built; every effort ends up going nowhere.
Weekly Op-Ed • 4 Comments
Parshat Pinchas helps unravel the yichus dilemma – illuminating the balance between elitism & the masses; individuality and responsible leadership.
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In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
The Talmud relates that Rabbi Meir would deduce a person’s nature from his name: the 3 Hebrew letters that spell “Korach” delineate the contours of conflict.
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Parshat Korach relates the story of Korach’s challenge to the authority of Moses & the priesthood of Aaron. The lesson: no human being is irredeemable.
While many of the Torah’s laws are time- & place-specific, their significance is always eternal & universal, such as kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple
The menorah represents man’s potential to “kindle lamps”: to illuminate within his own self, in his fellow man & in the material resources at his disposal.
Aaron is the prototype for man’s responsibility for the spiritual elevation of his fellows, which reflects his role as kindler of the menorah in the Temple