Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz

The Four Cups: A foundation of Jewish thought

These cups establish the basis of Jewish thought and are thus crucial for the understanding of the Haggadah, for they specifically explain what freedom truly is, 3/27/2018, 5:29 PM

The Components of the Mitzvah of Haggadah  

First in Rabbi Schertz' series of Passover articles for Arutz Sheva., 3/13/2018, 2:45 PM

Purim: A new understanding

Eisav scorned the idea of God. Amalek represents His denial., 2/27/2018, 10:55 PM

Approaching the essence of man

A lesson that can transform one's life., 12/25/2017, 12:30 PM

From Noach to Abraham

Why should Abraham be considered greater than Noach?, 10/21/2017, 11:21 PM

The two creations

The Torah identifies two types of creation which lead us to beief in the Creator., 10/11/2017, 11:19 AM

An insight into the mitzva of hearing the shofar on Rosh Hashannah

Personal mitzva? Communal mitzva? How do we define hearing the shofar blasts?, 9/18/2017, 7:28 AM

Human freedom and God’s Providence as analyzed by the Rambam

it is the level of providence which one receives from God which determines the ultimate status of his value and life., 6/20/2017, 1:11 PM

A Study of Ethics:  Aristotle and the Rambam

The definitive comparison of Rambam and Aristotle., 5/18/2017, 12:21 AM

A מew understanding of the Mitzvah of Haggadah

On the night of Pesach, the Talmud wants us to be so involved in the process of the Exodus, that we are able to transport ourselves to the very moment of that crucial event in our history., 4/4/2017, 7:55 PM

The price of betraying God

The Jews were duped by Pharaoh who played them for useful idiots., 1/25/2017, 5:42 PM

Hanukkah: the power of dedication

Divine illumination, not ordinary light., 12/28/2016, 6:12 PM

A startling contradiction in G-d's attitude to man

Does G-d repent?, 10/30/2016, 7:39 AM

Looking back at Sukkot and ourselves

This article is by Rabbi Schertz' son David, an attorney in Pennsylvania., 10/25/2016, 3:33 PM

The mitzvah of Sukkah and the definition of Man

It requires the totality of one’s being to be encompassed by the sacred space of the Sukkah.  , 10/16/2016, 2:27 PM

Dissecting Teshuva

Teshuva should be understood as a dual process., 9/29/2016, 7:47 AM

Eshet Yefat Toar: An eternal challenge

A thorough and informative analysis of the complex issue of a woman taken in battle., 9/16/2016, 8:07 AM

Conflicting leadership

Two brothers, two different leadership styles and abilities., 8/1/2016, 9:44 PM

Shavuot: A sacrifice offered by G-d

How do we know that G-d accepted us, the Jewish people, as we are?, 6/8/2016, 6:37 AM

Pesach thoughts: Two revelations

Reason versus emotion - which kind of experience is more lasting?, 4/20/2016, 6:01 AM

Pesach thoughts: The Seder proclaims our special relationship with G-d

The Haggadah is replete with the idea that God has a special relationship with the Jewish people.  , 4/10/2016, 10:22 PM

There is more to the Golden Calf than meets the eye

What level of development had the Children of Israel achieved at the incident of the Golden Calf?, 2/25/2016, 8:45 AM

Isaac: the Sacred and the Blind

Isaac reached the level of angels at the Akeida, but he also became blind., 10/30/2015, 7:18 AM

Children of Noach, Children of Abraham

The crucial distinctions., 10/16/2015, 1:31 PM