Tazria-Metzora. Setting Goals & Making Progress
Just like a musical octave, the eighth note is not a zenith, a peak. Rather it is again the first note of yet another cycle, of a new level.
Tazria-Metzora. Have You ever Been Excluded?
To discuss at the table. Have you ever been excluded? How did it feel? Do you ever look askance at anyone in your community, in your...
Tazria-Metzora & Yom Haatzmaut. Selfishness and Sharing
We live in a super-individualistic age... Tzaraat asks whether we experience empathy, whether we are fulfilling our responsibilities beyond
Vayikra. Do you have time to Think?
"And what purpose did these breaks in the Torah serve? To give Moses an interval for reflection"
Vayikra. A Covenant of Salt
Salt possesses two contrary, contradictory powers - water and fire - which correspond to the two qualities by which the world exists...
Vayikra. The Power of Preparation
Especially in our digital, instant, online age, genuine contact with God must to be preceded by קריאה - by anticipation and preparation
Behar-Bechukotai. “To Have” or “To Be”?
Our economic environment can shut out people who get into debt or who fall out of the system. How can we re-balance our society?
Emor. Unplugged! Fostering a Shabbat Atmosphere
As our world becomes more automated, should automated devices on Shabbat? How should we keep the Torah's requirement of "Rest-Shabbaton"?
Acharei-Mot Kedoshim. Cultural Distancing. Should we Create Jewish Boundaries?
Today, with intermarriage rates over 60% in North America, do you think that Jews need barriers and boundaries to separate ourselves from wi
Shemini. Unhealthy for Body or Soul?
...the nations that consume the flesh of the pig, detestable things... are all alive and well, strong and not at all feeble or frail… the Di