Moshe Kempinski

The wise-hearted who built the Tabernacle

What characterized those who came to help build the Tabernacle?, 3/4/2016, 4:50 PM

Empty Spaces

If one loses the ability or the desire to see Hashem working within and without one’s lives, the space becomes void and empty., 2/25/2016, 8:14 AM

The Nachshon Model

Who has enough faith to take the first step?, 1/25/2016, 7:06 AM

Preparing for the journey

Why is Moshe talking about sheep and cattle?, 1/14/2016, 8:49 AM

The process of redemption

Four steps, each important., 1/8/2016, 12:01 PM

What's in a name?

, 1/1/2016, 12:32 PM

Emotional Turmoil

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

To own up is to grow

We need to acknowledge the source of our strength and stand firm on our ideals while admitting our errors. In so doing we will achieve our ultimate purpose., 12/6/2015, 4:54 AM

The Hand of Esau

One cannot be understanding of evil because in the end that evil will overwhelm the good-hearted., 11/26/2015, 9:09 AM

Bands of angels

The language of the angels of Israel., 11/20/2015, 11:16 AM

A Parent's Love

Why Isaac loved Esau and Rebecca loved Jacob.., 11/15/2015, 10:28 PM

"Being" a blessing

Explaining an unusual construct in this week's Torah reading., 10/29/2015, 5:20 AM

Beyond the stars

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


G-d showed us that we must concentrate on the process not just the goal., 10/8/2015, 7:23 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

Ki Tavo: You Shall Rejoice

How can we not rejoice with all the gifts bestowed by Hashem to our people?, 9/3/2015, 9:40 AM

Ki Tetze: Long Days and Long Years

What does this expression in the Torah mean?, 8/27/2015, 8:38 AM

Does G-d Love Us? For the New Month of Elul

Why is that important?, 8/13/2015, 10:48 AM

Let Me Go Over and See the Good Land

Those of us who have made Aliyah have been able to do what Moses begged to be allowed to do., 7/31/2015, 10:11 AM

Unholy Words

Those imprisoned by their evil desires will profane their power of speech with relative ease. , 7/17/2015, 10:11 AM

Seizing Destiny

Pinchas sets an example., 7/10/2015, 3:46 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

The Spies: Those Who Will Not See

We have been told by our sages that the sin of the spies, the sin of cynical small-minded perception, will plague our people throughout human history., 6/11/2015, 10:27 AM

Becoming Vessels

A myriad of unique vessels., 5/27/2015, 2:30 PM

Trusting G-d

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

Post Independence Day Musings: The Mountains of Israel

There were so many Jews who yearned for the gifts we have received from Hashem., 4/26/2015, 8:03 AM

Last in Creation

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

Matza , Bread and Life Choices

Why use the very ingredients for baking matza, that if used incorrectly, would invalidate it?, 4/5/2015, 10:16 AM

Making Room for the “Aleph”

If Netanyahu begins to believe that it was his talents and wisdom that led to his success, without appreciating the Divine hand of destiny then he will find himself at odds with the voters again., 3/19/2015, 12:01 PM

Facing Amalek in Our Time

Benjamin never did and never would bow down to Esau., 3/4/2015, 10:09 PM

Silenced Voices

, 2/21/2015, 9:45 PM

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

Gratitude after the Splitting of the Sea

Yes, He is in our midst., 1/29/2015, 8:17 AM

The Headlines are Simply Maddening

Talk of hardened hearts..., 1/25/2015, 3:07 PM

He Who Grants Peace from Above

In Memoriam., 1/15/2015, 10:45 AM

Sixty Years of Silence

What did Moses do during the 60 years in he spent in Midian?, 1/8/2015, 1:15 PM

Growing up in Pharaoh’s Palace

What made Jacob single out Joseph's sons?, 1/1/2015, 11:07 AM

Vayigash is About Approaching

Man has the power to choose whether to "approach" or ignore., 12/26/2014, 9:03 AM


The animosity between brothers - and political parties - can prevent proper decision making on the larger issues., 12/10/2014, 5:25 PM

Climb Every Rung of the Ladder

The Heavenly ladder in Jacob's dream had two mesages., 11/30/2014, 7:14 PM

Esau and Ishmael: Feet of Iron and Clay

There seems to be no limit to the venom produced by the union of the 'legs of iron' and the 'feet of iron and clay', the symbols for Esau and Ishmael in biblical prophecy., 11/20/2014, 8:43 AM

A Place of Rest

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

Be Strengthened, Together

Caring for the weak among us., 11/6/2014, 6:02 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

From the Infinite to the Finite

The focus on the small details and the minor blemishes of the Four Species are the ribbon on the gift to Hashem. They are the wrapping paper., 10/7/2014, 6:21 AM

Entering the Inner Chamber

Once experienced, we will never be the same., 9/30/2014, 10:02 PM

The King is in the Field

On the High Holydays, G-d comes down to the people, like a king going to meet his subjects. This is the time to find Him., 9/23/2014, 8:53 AM

Happiness and Gladness of Heart

Miracles are occurring around us and yet we are stymied by the challenges of the present. , 9/10/2014, 10:19 PM

Go in Strength, Go Together

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

Navigating a Sea of Discord

, 8/28/2014, 10:55 PM