Weekly Op-Ed • 2 Comments
May we discover our path and live up to it. May it help us reach the time at the end of days when we will gain clarity as to who belongs to what tribe.
Essays • 2 Comments
Both Mattot and Massei are parashiyot read during the Three Weeks – both are lessons on galut.
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The garments of the Kohen Gadol illustrate the impenetrable connection between the upper and lower aspects of life.
In Parshat Chukat in the Book of Bamidbar we see that after Miriam’s death, the well of water was restored in the merit of Moshe, but what of the clouds?
The Torah introduces Pinchas in Parshat Pinchas with the lineage of Aaron and not of his father Jethro, which explains why his murderous act is peaceful.
Essays • 1 Comment
An examination of the twelve tribes elicits the question: how can Israel be partitioned into separate groups and still maintain unity as one nation?
In the Torah portion Pinchas, Moses was instructed to take a census of the Jewish people in the desert. Counting numbers is easy, counting souls not so much
Chassidic explanation of the difference between the Spies and later the Tribes of Reuben and Gad who requested land east of the Jordan re divine sparks.
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 • 4 Comments
Parshat Pinchas helps unravel the yichus dilemma – illuminating the balance between elitism & the masses; individuality and responsible leadership.