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.
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed •April 7th, 2005• 25 Comments
Understanding the apparent abundance of violence and anger in the Torah requires one to gain deeper insight into its literal and symbolic dimensions.
Weekly Op-Ed •March 24th, 2005• 0 Comments
In part five of “Money and Spirituality,” the old economic paradigm is scrutinized in juxtaposition with the new economy of the Messianic Age.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 10th, 2004• 1 Comment
Learning from President Ronald Reagan & the sin of the spies in Parshat Shelach: hope & confidence breeds confidence; self-doubt & fear demoralizes & taints
Stories •Weekly Op-Ed •April 15th, 2004• 0 Comments
Using personal anecdotes, Rabbi Jacobson explores of the side effects of practicing religion by rote, and the beauty of a true “religious” experience.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 3rd, 2003• 6 Comments
In Parshat Korach we learn that Atzilut never can be unplugged. Our challenge is to recognize & acknowledge the connection and then reveal it & act on it.
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed •May 14th, 2003• 1 Comment
In part two of the answer to how one finds an authentic educator, Rabbi Simon Jacobson tells a personal story and discusses the shortcomings of modern education.
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed •May 8th, 2003• 0 Comments
Rabbi Simon Jacobson answers a critical question: how does one find an authentic, truthful educator when it comes to Torah learning?
Weekly Op-Ed •April 10th, 2003• 0 Comments
The continued presence of both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and particularly the Euphrates, indicates the ongoing presence of the Garden of Eden in this world.
August 15th, 2002• Comments Off on Ki-Teitzei: The Seven Weeks of Comfort
Following the three weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple, there is a seven week period of comfort which allows us to heal and renew our connection to G-d.