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The mitzvah of the red heifer is a ritual antidote to the spiritual impurity caused by contact with the dead; and a paradox & blueprint for all 613 mitzvot
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Just as a fish lives submerged within the environment that sustains it, we must also immerse ourselves in the truth of our existence.
Even as a baby, Moses was instrumental in bringing the Children on Israel out of a mindset of materialism and into one of spirituality.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 25th, 2015• 1 Comment
In Parshat Chukat Moses strikes the rock instead of speaking to it. Even today our modern customs &symbols have military undertones. So what does this mean?
An examination of the Torah’s account of the first twenty generations of history reveals two primary differences between the world before the Flood and the post-Flood era.
The spiritual meaning of a tsunami. Understand the spiritual contrast between land and sea. An educated look at natural disasters.
The calendar is more than a measure of time: it charts our inner life and our relationship with our Creator. Insight into the Hebrew season of rains.
Weekly Op-Ed •March 4th, 2006• 4 Comments
What causes us to slip? Whether on ice or in a nervous moment, why do we lose our balance? The answer is explained scientifically and psychologically.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 7th, 2005• 6 Comments
In Parshat Chukat Moses’ face turned pale: knowing what it means to be created in the “Divine Image” & learning the cycle of life & death through faces.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 30th, 2005• 0 Comments
The Torah is the roadmap in the journey of life, especially the Book of Bamidbar, Numbers.