Weekly Op-Ed •April 29th, 2006• 0 Comments
The world increasingly witnesses a union of form and function and spirit and matter. This concept is examined through the lens of kabbalah and Chassidus.
Weekly Op-Ed •January 14th, 2006• 2 Comments
Inspiration alone is not enough, but when it is combined with effort and exertion, one can burst through his constraints and the world will open up for him.
Weekly Op-Ed • 1 Comment
The cosmic struggle to reconcile spirit and matter are captured in the story of Jacob and Esau and the battle between these two opposing forces.
Weekly Op-Ed •December 10th, 2005• 0 Comments
Jacob’s descent to Charan and subsequent struggles in Laban’s household represent our own difficulties in this world, and indicate the necessity of bringing light to the darkest places.
Weekly Op-Ed •December 3rd, 2005• 0 Comments
Who fully grasps a concept, one who immediately comprehends it, or one who must struggle to understand it? Part five of Samech Vov discusses this question, and examines the value of human exertion.
Stories •Weekly Op-Ed •October 22nd, 2005• 0 Comments
The most adverse conditions throughout history have resulted in some of the greatest achievements in Jewish scholarship.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 28th, 2005• 0 Comments
Reflections on a Puerto Rican Passover, the slavery of excessive freedom, and the search for the Divine inner light.
Weekly Op-Ed •Questions & Answers •April 21st, 2005• 0 Comments
In order to spiritually prepare for the Seder, one should ask himself a series of questions related to the four questions recited from the Haggada.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 14th, 2005• 9 Comments
In order to fully grasp the truth of this world, one must embrace both the orderliness of life and its paradoxes.
Weekly Op-Ed •Questions & Answers • 2 Comments
Freedom of expression and individuality are often quashed under religious pretenses in favor of a single-minded disciplinarian conformity.