Emor. Education and Internalization
How do we teach? How do we learn? How might we educate when a topic is really critical?
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
Ki-Tissa. Why Did Moses Smash the Tablets?
Why did Moshe smash the Luchot? Was it spontaneous or planned? What message did it send?
Ki-Tissa. The Golden Calf. Why?
Society's need seeks true answers, spiritual depth, but instead people seek alternatives: material indulgence, shallow ideologies, and
Ki-Tissa. Face to Face with God
* What does it mean to look someone in the face? * Why might one be restricted from seeing the face of another? * Can we see God?