Weekly Op-Ed • 22 Comments
The talking donkey in Parshat Balak reveals a phenomenon new to modern psychology— listening to our body’s voice, which carries messages, memories & power.
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed • 1 Comment
The 49 curses listed in the Torah portion of Bechukosei evokes an interesting question: what possible benefit can be found in these curses?
Essays • 0 Comments
This week’s Torah portion deals with blessings and curses. In the face of world tragedies, how does the Torah explain the reconciliation of both?
Breaking the tablets symbolized a severing of the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people, an act which constitutes Moses’ greatest achievement
Philosophers and theologians of all ages have asked: Does evil come from G-d? If G-d is the essence of good, can there be evil in His work?
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Rabbi Pinchas Reizes of Shklov tells a story of a miracle on Simchat Torah.
Shorts • 2 Comments
What is the purpose of pain? Why do good people suffer? Are there any benefits to pain? How can we alleviate our pain?
Weekly Op-Ed •May 6th, 2010• 3 Comments
To understand the deeper meaning of these blessings dressed up in the “garments” of “curses” requires a penetrating look into the forces that lay beneath the surface of existence in general.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 14th, 2005• 19 Comments
In one verse in Parshat Balak “Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the seed of Israel?” the prophet Balaam tells us the secret of immortality
Weekly Op-Ed •June 30th, 2005• 0 Comments
The Torah is the roadmap in the journey of life, especially the Book of Bamidbar, Numbers.