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?

January 7, 2020

"Earning a livelihood is greater than redemption": Usually we see divine protection (a.k.a redemption) in the hands of God, beyond our ability to take control. In contrast, livelihood would seem to be in our hands, a product of our investment, of human effort...

August 3, 2018

... our parents will always be our parents and our children will always be our children; that cannot be changed. The relationship might be loving or perhaps strained or estranged, but it is always present.

July 25, 2018

One of the siren calls of our culture is 'having it all'. Behind it lies the idea that we can do, or be, or have everything - if not all at once, then at least serially. There are no hard choices, no irreconcilable conflicts, no genuine dilemmas. There is no &#...

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. ‎

February 15, 2018

The Tabernacle imitates and to some degree, replicates Mount Sinai. It even has a pillar of fire over ‎it and cloud surrounding it exactly like Mount Sinai! (- See Ex 40:35-38) The Tablets of Stones, ‎received by Moses at the summit of Mount Sinai reside in the Ark at...

February 1, 2018

"All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the blare of the horn and the ‎mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they fled and stood at a distance.‎" Do we - as human beings, as children - learn more by love or by fear? By threats or rewards?...

July 4, 2017

We humans have the choice. But we also bear the consequences of our choices. God leads us the way we want to go, but he might not agree with what we wish to do. We might only learn the hard way.

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