Essays • 0 Comments
Why so many mitzvot? Why so many dimensions to Torah?
Weekly Op-Ed •March 5th, 2010• 7 Comments
If you need a strong wake-up call (and who of us does not?) visit a military base. It will teach you the dramatic difference between a life of duty and one of no duty.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 18th, 2008• 0 Comments
The 20th century experienced some of the worst destruction and greatest advances this world has ever seen. In light of this dynamic globe, what is the purpose of our generation?
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 •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 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.
December 25th, 2003• 1 Comment
The power of Yud-Tes Kislev: two events on the same day 205 years apart – the Alter Rebbe’s release from prison & Saddam Hussein’s capture. The connection?