Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg

Searching for solace

Nevuzaradan understood there was something unique about these people, and normal military techniques could not work. He needed Divine assistance., 7/21/2018, 9:39 PM

Balaam's worldview

Understanding Bilaam’s perspective becomes important when observing how it is in stark contrast to the approach of Judaism., 6/29/2018, 2:59 PM

Keep at a distance from the sinners

Prior to God acting, He commands Moshe and Aharon to separate themselves from the group. Why does it matter?, 6/15/2018, 11:29 AM

The perfect food

Delusional memories, tepid defense., 6/1/2018, 3:48 PM

Haftarat Naso: What's your name?

Both Jacob and Manoach asked for the name of the angel who appeared to them - but how different their questions were from each other., 5/25/2018, 8:30 AM

The impact of Sinai

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Waving away the conflict

The idea of waving the omer, known as tenufa, is something we see several times in the Torah. What does it signify?, 4/27/2018, 5:03 PM

Internalizing a Torah Ideal

The centrality of self-control is evident in the admonition offered concerning the Divine presence., 4/13/2018, 4:42 PM

Ha Lachma Anya – A redundant invitation?

A short set of statements in Aramaic plays an essential role in laying out the foundation for the evening ahead., 3/28/2018, 7:10 AM

Megillat Esther: The moment of decision

The path to genocide., 2/28/2018, 11:27 PM

Everlasting impact

The idea of a Divine Revelation to a mass of people, and their personal recollections passed down from generation to generation, serves as the bedrock for belief in God. , 2/1/2018, 10:14 PM

Perfect balance

“You inclined Your right hand; the earth swallowed them up.”, 1/25/2018, 7:21 AM

Unsteady belief?

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Miketz: The Sommelier

A person who see himself as a purely independent existence can have little room for God. , 12/15/2017, 12:05 PM

Vayeshev: The evil wife

All the wrong reasons., 12/7/2017, 7:47 AM

Divergent paths

No mechanism within Judaism exists to tolerate a communal religion., 11/9/2017, 10:00 PM

Good or bad?

A heavy burden., 10/29/2017, 8:24 PM

The real blessing

The Torah lists blessings, but what is good about being so blessed?, 9/10/2017, 10:14 AM

Three in order

About priorities., 8/20/2017, 12:50 AM

No menial task

Why is all of the information here important, especially in light of the fact that the various assignments in the parsha were particular to the sojourn of the Jews in the wilderness?, 5/28/2017, 11:20 PM

Mr. Nice Guy

The Torah begins with chesed, kindness, and ends with chesed., 11/18/2016, 2:31 PM

Please be compassionate

Compassion takes one to a different level of understanding., 10/12/2016, 9:22 PM

New ideas in the festivals

If one would briefly analyze the festivals, it would become abundantly clear that each one is “built” around a specific theme of the Divine relationship with the Jewish people., 9/4/2016, 12:30 AM

Balak (Diaspora): No one is perfect

The Torah does not hide the faults of our founders. The notion of applying superhuman qualities to a human being is not a Jewish idea., 7/21/2016, 9:06 AM

Behaalotcha (Diaspora): The mysterious sin

What is the sin that is not elucidated?, 6/24/2016, 10:36 AM

Parshat Kedoshim: Yes, it is harmful!

If someone seeks out the concepts of idolatry solely for a greater understanding of this area, he is giving value to that which by definition cannot be of any worth at all., 5/6/2016, 1:27 PM

The Purim story is not just the good guys against the bad guys

We can plan all we want, but we can never have complete knowledge of the world of cause and effect. , 3/24/2016, 7:27 PM

Mishpatim: Breaches in chronology

The Torah is not a history book, but one can learn from everything in it, even its order., 2/4/2016, 12:23 PM

Vaera: Pharaoh’s last chance

Pharaoh acts against all reason., 1/7/2016, 9:11 AM

Esau's Adieu

Was Esau somewhat delusional in marrying the daughter of Ishmael?, 11/12/2015, 9:22 AM

Rebuke in the parsha and in our lives

Avraham admonishes Avimelech on two planes and gives us a lesson in personal relationships., 10/29/2015, 5:13 AM

Eichah- The Sodom Comparison

How was our fate worse than that of Sodom?, 7/23/2015, 3:28 PM

Elijah and Moses: The Traits of Leadership

A leader may not necessarily have the right personality traits for the nation or for the individual. He may need to realize he is not the right person for the job., 7/10/2015, 4:04 PM

Chukat: Well-Deserved Praise

Two wells, several meanings., 6/25/2015, 9:08 AM

A Kohen's View of Kehuna

Analysis of the distinct privileges and responsibilities of being a kohen., 5/1/2015, 12:16 PM

How Far Does the Exodus Story Go?

Why does the Haggada jump from one theme to the next?, 4/5/2015, 12:24 AM

The Limitations in Knowing Yourself

There is a limitation in our knowledge of the self, and that only God has complete knowledge. , 3/23/2015, 10:41 AM

The Al Hanisim Prayer II: Well Planned

In describing the Hellenic planning, the word “amda” is used. The same word is used when describing God’s intervention. Why would the Sages use the same word in describing each?, 12/21/2014, 1:03 AM

Holiday Reading: The Supremacy of the Blessing of Asher

Each blessing given to each tribe had two features to it., 10/14/2014, 10:30 PM

"Hayom harat olam" - Happy Birthday World!

A short prayer that contains the essence of our relationship with G-d., 9/23/2014, 8:23 PM

Eikev: What Makes Israel Better?

"The land where you are crossing to inherit is a land of mountains and plains--- by the rain of the skies will you drink water"., 8/14/2014, 7:24 AM