Weekly Op-Ed • 8 Comments
In Parshat Shelach the scouts reveal for us a deeper understanding of Atzilut & our ability to face any challenge in life: to connect to above.
Shorts • 0 Comments
Worse than feeling inferior to one’s adversaries is being concerned about how one is perceived by others, as explained in Parshat Shelach.
Chassidic master Rabbi Yitzchak of Varka explains the deeper significance of “it is a land that consumes its settlers” in the bad report in Parshat Shelach.
Essays • 1 Comment
In Parshat Shelach, the distinction in wording between “spies” and “scouts” makes all the difference in understanding the tragedy of the Twelve Spies.
Essays • 0 Comments
In the case of the Spies in Parshat Shelach G-d said, “I’m not telling you what to do—do as you see fit.” G-d was opening a new arena of human potential.
In Parshat Shelach the spies & their generation failed to understand the entire point of entering the Holy Land was to sanctify the material aspects of life.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 8th, 2007• 4 Comments
Paralleling the miraculous Six-Day War victory with the story of the Twelve Spies in Parshat Shelach – how Jewish leaders should learn from past mistakes.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 24th, 2006• 6 Comments
Learning Samech Vav while doing jury duty: Living a spiritual life in a material world means engaging and transforming life not just avoidance & insulation.
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
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.