August 31, 2017

Prof Shalom Rosenberg compared mitzvot to one of two different laws: Are they akin to the ‎requirement to wear an army beret or a seat belt? ‎

August 23, 2017

One cannot compare the experience of a judge who lives among those who he must guide and lead. The magistrate is part and parcel of the city and will be able to feel the pulse of the city, its pressures and needs, its difficulties, and also its potential for change.

August 17, 2017

In Israel, it doesn’t rain at all during the summer. The first time our family travelled abroad during the summer, we told our kids that we needed to take clothes for rain. They thought we were joking. “It can’t be!” they told us, “There can’t be rain in the Summertime...

August 17, 2017

The Torah repeatedly uses the term “brother” to depict the recipient of welfare. If we viewed a ‎needy person as a sibling, would we not be more thoughtful, more generous?‎

August 2, 2017

People have been known to criticize Judaism for being too legal, too “letter of the law” and not enough ethics, values and “spirit of the law”.

In this regard, Nachmanides (Ramban) makes a monumental remark in this week’s Parsha. He is commenting on the verse:

“Be sure t...

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