Weekly Op-Ed • 1 Comment
Spirituality in and of itself is not enough to satiate the Jewish soul, which seeks a unity with G-d that transcends a mere servant-master relationship.
Essays • 1 Comment
Seven days before Yom Kippur, the Kohen Gadol (“High Priest”) is removed from his home to his chamber in the Holy Temple. Learn about the significance of home in relation to Yom Kippur.
Essays • 0 Comments
Chanukah is commemorated with oil. On Purim we celebrate with wine.
The laws of “vows” grant the authority & ability to define with our words & actions the very nature of our environment to ordinary, mortal man.
In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
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Parshat Korach relates the story of Korach’s challenge to the authority of Moses & the priesthood of Aaron. The lesson: no human being is irredeemable.
G-d’s holiness is closely intertwined with our own, since we are equal partners in creation.
Weekly Op-Ed • 3 Comments
True love means being vulnerable. Our relationship with G-d is one of vulnerability and equal dependence on each other.
If a person makes his spiritual moments the focus of his life, regarding all else as but the means to their end, then his entire day is a singularly holy endeavor.
Essays • 3 Comments
Dealing with the “Hagars” and “Ishmaels” in our lives—the raw and unruly elements in our nature, society and environment.