Moshe Kempinski

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

Parshat Tetzaveh: Pure oil

Life lessons from the parsha., 3/9/2017, 10:14 PM

Terumah: Yearning

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion., 3/2/2017, 4:29 PM


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

Seeing the voices

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion., 2/19/2017, 1:14 AM

In the midst of night

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

Recognizing loving-kindness

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion., 1/28/2017, 8:51 PM

Take your shoes off your feet ”

Life Lessons from the Torah Portion, Shemot Exodus 1:1 - 6:1 , 1/20/2017, 7:47 AM

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

The lonely walk of faith

One person, on a walk of faith., 11/3/2016, 12:53 PM

Life lessons from the Torah reading

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

Colliding worlds

There are two philosophies at life warring with each other., 9/14/2016, 11:33 AM

The good land

Moses makes a surprising statement., 8/18/2016, 10:15 PM

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

Serpents and wells

HIdden or revealed, G-d is with us., 7/11/2016, 6:52 AM

Why incense?

What power did the incense have?, 7/4/2016, 10:43 AM

The courage to break through

"The complacency of the fools (Shalvat Kesillimi) shall cause them to perish" ( Proverbs 1:32)., 6/26/2016, 8:31 AM

The wilderness and Jerusalem Day

From within the stillness and quietude of the wilderness much is heard. , 6/3/2016, 6:04 PM

Bechukotai (Israel): Purposeful walking

The verb "walking" appears in various places., 5/26/2016, 12:23 PM

Like a mountain

The public nature of the revelation at Sinai is an important feature of our belief., 5/19/2016, 8:57 PM

"This is the day Hashem fashioned, we shall sing and rejoice thereon"

The blossoming of destiny tells the Jews to "come home!", 5/11/2016, 7:02 PM

The joy of the promise

What keeps the Jewish people vibrant and hopeful throughout the ages?, 4/25/2016, 7:02 PM

Humble and strong

The true meaning of humility., 4/14/2016, 10:38 AM

A guide to the malady that heals

Another level of understanding when it comes to slander., 4/8/2016, 2:27 PM

Broken and whole

Why are we those who "know" teruah?, 4/1/2016, 5:51 PM

Coming close

There are times we need to be empowered to break away from the “ashes” of the past in order to achieve greater and newer things., 3/28/2016, 9:31 AM

Hearing the call

A developing process of revelation., 3/18/2016, 10:02 AM

A Bell and a Pomegranate

Why did the High Priest have bells and pomegranates at the hem of his robes?, 3/11/2016, 4:18 PM

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

On the wings of an eagle

The reason for the comparison is threefold., 1/29/2016, 3:04 PM

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