March 19, 2020

We each assist one another. When you think about it, we individuals are staying at home, not just to be protected, but to serve the public, to prevent ourselves spreading the disease. Our concern is certainly a collective one.

March 9, 2020

* What does it mean to look someone in the face? * Why might one be restricted from seeing the face of another? * Why might Moses be permitted to see God’s back and not His face?

March 4, 2020

Do you connect more to Judaism of the head or of the heart?‎ Is it possible for different sub-groups in Judaism to have different expressions ‎of Judaism or is there only a single legitimate mode of Jewish practice?

February 12, 2020

“Do not covet” says to me – You have what you need. Don’t look around at others. Be satisfied with what you have. This sort of desire, or as Leon Kass calls it, “deformations of desire” leads us to under-appreciate what we have, and to seek things that, possibly, we sh...

February 4, 2020

Torah is read every three days. As we cannot go three days without water, we cannot survive three days without Torah. In order to ensure that the important things get done, we need to schedule them, to regulate our time so that we take care of that which is important e...

January 29, 2020

We need to educate the next generation. But we do that, more than anything else, by emulation and personal example, such that when children grow up, they will desire to participate in their Judaism because that is their parents’ passion.

January 22, 2020

Pharaoh then, is trapped by his own decision making. Once he has enslaved the Israelites, and the economy has become reliant upon them, once he has dug in his heels and refused to allow the Israelites religious freedom, once he has discredited Moses and made him into a...

January 17, 2020

In hindsight the Exodus looks smooth and simple. The reality was far more complicated. The road to freedom was a twisting rocky road, with failures and setbacks on the way. How do you deal with disappointments and setbacks?

March 7, 2018

‎“It was called the Sanctuary of the Testimony, for it bore witness: "Let gold be placed within the Sanctuary to atone for ‎the gold with which the golden calf was fashioned.” (Tanhuma Teruma #8)‎

March 1, 2018

Society's need seeks true answers, spiritual depth, but instead people seek alternatives: material ‎indulgence, shallow ideologies, and even fractious political in-fighting. ‎

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