Moshe Kempinski

Who is Balak?

Insights into People in the Torah: BALAK ; Numbers 22:2–25:9, 6/28/2018, 4:11 PM

When Moses lost his temper

Insights into People in the Torah,  Numbers 19:1–22:1 Our sages teach; “anyone who is angry, if he is a wise man his wisdom will leave him. If he is a prophet, his prophecy will leave him." ( Masechet Pesachim 66b) . , 6/24/2018, 12:13 PM

Shlach: The spies' temptation

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion  Parshat Shelach (Numbers 13:1–15:41), 6/7/2018, 9:26 AM

Nasso: The Kohen's blessing

Insights into people in the Torah: The Torah Portion of NASSO, Numbers 4:21–7:89 , 5/24/2018, 7:20 AM

To live in Israel is to walk in trust

Insights into people in the Torah for the portion of Behar: Leviticus 25:1-26:2., 5/4/2018, 2:13 PM

It's all about your vision: Israel at 70

The inescapable truth is that Hashem is on the move in the world. And that move is centered in this land., 4/18/2018, 7:20 PM

Pesach: Life choices

, 3/30/2018, 4:00 PM

The Temple work of the Kohanim

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tazria  Leviticus 6:1–8:36., 3/22/2018, 10:46 PM

The High Priest

Insights into People in the Torah Series for the Torah Portion of Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20-30:10, 2/23/2018, 8:00 AM

Who was the man named Hur?

Series: Insights into People in the Torah The Torah Portion of “ Mishpatim” Exodus 21:1–24:18, 2/7/2018, 6:27 PM

Miriam the prophetess

Insights into People in the Torah Series. The Torah Portion of “ Beshalach” Exodus 13:17–17:16, 1/25/2018, 7:30 AM

Yocheved and Amram; Parenting  greatness

Insights into People in the Torah Series.The Torah Portion of Shmot; Exodus 1:1–6:1, 1/4/2018, 11:47 PM

The brothers

Insights into People in the Torah Series: Ephraim and Menasheh The Torah Portion of VaYechi Genesis Genesis 47:28–50:26., 12/29/2017, 7:56 AM

Judah's character

People in the Torah series., 12/8/2017, 9:32 AM

Israel or Jacob?

Insights into People in the Torah Series The Torah Portion of VaYishlach Genesis 28:10–32:3 , 11/30/2017, 8:26 AM

Jacob and the ladder

Insights into People in the Torah series., 11/26/2017, 8:07 AM

Understanding Sara

Insights into People in the Torah for the portion of Chayei Sarah Genesis 23:1–25:18, 11/8/2017, 4:38 PM

Vayera: Lot, Ruth and Redemption

Insights into people in the Torah., 11/2/2017, 1:56 PM

Abraham ,"You shall be a Blessing"

How can a person be a blessing? Insights into people in the Torah., 10/27/2017, 2:20 PM

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion: Dvarim

Where are we?, 7/28/2017, 12:55 PM

Life lessons from the parsha: Shlach

Breaking forth., 6/16/2017, 6:29 AM

The ashes: Life lessons from the Torah portion

The hyper active pre-Pesach activity and the zeal hints at something much deeper going on., 4/6/2017, 7:19 AM

Doing is growing

LIfe lessons from the Torah reading., 3/26/2017, 12:38 AM


Life lessons from the Torah Portion: Parshat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18, 2/26/2017, 7:59 AM

In the midst of night

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion., 2/11/2017, 10:21 PM

The character of a lion

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion , 1/7/2017, 9:40 PM

Painful truths in a Rashi commentary

Life Lessons from the Torah Reading., 12/23/2016, 1:01 PM

Changing the world through Jacob

Life Lessons from the Torah Reading., 12/14/2016, 2:17 PM

Palestinian pyromania

The struggle over the land in biblical times and today reached the point where self-defeating destruction was the action preferred by our enemies., 11/25/2016, 1:41 PM

Life Lessons From the Torah Portion: If not now, when?

Now is the time for action., 11/20/2016, 12:32 AM

Life lessons from the weekly portion: Faithfulness and faith

G-d is sending a message in this period of world upheaval. Listen to it., 11/13/2016, 8:20 AM

Life lessons from the Torah reading

The Garden of Life., 10/27/2016, 9:06 AM

Consistency and constancy

One verse and sacrifice truly describes and underscores the greatest framework of spiritual life without which that life begins to wither and die. , 7/26/2016, 11:55 AM

Emotional Turmoil

An emotionally incisive look at the reasons Joseph did not contact his father earlier., 12/18/2015, 8:46 AM

Beyond the stars

G-d is telling us to look beyond fate with the eyes of faith., 10/22/2015, 8:40 AM

Entering the Sukkah with Body and Soul

After the Yom Kippur fast, we return home and eat something to replenish our bodies. Yet our souls yearn for more., 9/27/2015, 7:10 AM

Nitzavim: Standing Here on this Day

We are all standing upright with the readiness and anticipation to move forward. , 9/10/2015, 12:29 PM

Spiritual Battles: Parshat Balak as a Model

Esau and most of his descendants including Amalek will do everything to destroy or replace Jacob. Ishmael and his descendants set out to do the same., 7/2/2015, 9:58 AM

Chukat: The Poison Known as Anger

When Moshe lost his patience., 6/25/2015, 9:19 AM

Trusting G-d

The lesson of Shmitta., 5/7/2015, 9:50 AM

Last in Creation

Last to be created, but the only one with the power of speech., 4/16/2015, 7:01 AM

Ten Years: Memorial to Adir Zik, Media Legend

Israel mourns two brilliant religious Zionist publicists, Uri Elitzur and MK Uri Orbach, both of whom died recently. Sadly, this week a memorial was held for another legendary religious Zionist media figure, Adir Zik, who died ten years ago., 2/18/2015, 5:47 AM

Torah Insights for Today: What Should Israel's PM Do?

The parsha talks about slavery. Far from being a thing of the past, in our days “political correctness and relativism” have become the new mortal slave masters. , 2/13/2015, 11:19 AM

The Names of Moses' Children

The names reveal Moses' spiritual state at the time., 2/5/2015, 9:06 AM

A Place of Rest

The purchase in Hevron taught two lessons. , 11/12/2014, 10:08 PM

A Divinely Inspired Journey

That call of “Lech Lecha” is still being heard in the heavens., 10/31/2014, 8:59 AM

Tikkun Olam

It took ten generations for G-d's purpose to be clear., 10/23/2014, 8:32 AM

Go in Strength, Go Together

The Talmud describes the situation today, after the war, before the Messiah., 9/5/2014, 11:17 AM

Being "Wholehearted" An Elul Message

What does "tamim" mean?, 8/12/2013, 7:19 AM

Seeing and Hearing

We need both to have full vision., 8/1/2013, 9:01 AM

The Lessons of the Wilderness

Why we read Bamidbar before Shavuot., 5/9/2013, 10:08 AM

The Parsha: Achieving Holiness

Fear, awe, love of G-d, as we feel closer we realize just how far away we are., 4/18/2013, 9:30 AM

States of Being

'Tumah' is connected with death and decay. Such death and decay represents the opposite of holiness and spiritual growth., 4/11/2013, 10:50 AM

May We Be Strengthened!

Three generations walking forward into what may prove to be an uneasy future, but equipped with a strong and unshakeable faith. , 12/27/2012, 5:05 PM

Vayetze: Going Out

"And behold, I am with you, and I will guard you wherever you go, and I will restore you to this land, for I will not forsake you until I have done what I have spoken concerning you.", 11/22/2012, 4:48 PM

The Language of Rain

Why is the rain's message only accessible in Israel? , 10/11/2012, 9:47 AM