Weekly Op-Ed •June 29th, 2007• 0 Comments
A personal story of 2 events on the same day in 1927 and 1967 that shaped the spiritual commitment to Jewish life and history revealing G-d’s Divine plan.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 21st, 2006• 36 Comments
Torah chapters read in the Three Weeks of destruction address issues of Jerusalem under siege: the link between Hezbollah and the Babylonians & Romans.
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The Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) and the overall 10 censuses are devoted to the absolute value of counting: the indispensability & worth of each human being.
Weekly Op-Ed •January 7th, 2006• 29 Comments
The story of Joseph, who went from slave to Pharaoh’s top adviser and governor, expresses a powerful truth about destiny and human value.
Weekly Op-Ed •December 17th, 2005• 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 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.
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 •December 16th, 2004• 1 Comment
An examination of the apparent dichotomy between faith and reason in the modern world, and a realistic perspective of these two forces from a Biblical perspective.
Weekly Op-Ed •May 13th, 2004• 1 Comment
Present day conflict has a direct source in biblical schisms of our forefathers, and in the ongoing war between the spiritual and the material.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 8th, 2004• 0 Comments
While hardship and lack of material prosperity are challenging, the opposites – freedom, ease, and wealth – beget soul-numbing complacency.