Weekly Op-Ed • 4 Comments
Avoiding the wrong thing is better than doing the right thing; protecting is better than serving (Samech Vav) as seen in Parshat Naso and the wilderness.
Essays • 1 Comment
The wisdom of Rabbi Avika teaches us that even through hardships there is space for joy and laughter and during the nine days of mourning in Av we remember.
Shorts • 0 Comments
What can we learn from the menorah-lighting in the Holy Temple?
Shorts •Essays • 0 Comments
Just as contamination cannot penetrate into a wooden vessel with a metal coating, it similarly cannot penetrate the body into the soul.
Essays • 0 Comments
You were created to transform the material world into a home for G-d.
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.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 14th, 2006• 22 Comments
The universe is and has always been at war & Israel its epicentre. The latest terror attack coinciding with the 3 Weeks stresses the true nature of the war.
March 7th, 2002• Comments Off on Veyakhel: Chaos & Redemption
Parshat Veyakhel reveals the third step that empowers one to face any challenge- Exodus from oppression, Torah at Sinai, and building a Mishkan.
February 14th, 2002• Comments Off on Terumah: The Seventh Generation from Abraham to Moses
Moses, the seventh generation after Abraham, teaches us how to transform the world around us into a home for G-d.