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Moshe Kempinski

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

Re'eh: Difficult Choices When None of the Rules Apply

We are faced with a need for perseverance on a long road., 8/22/2014, 9:48 AM

Hashem, your G-d, Goes Before You. Do Not Fear

This is the period when the spies toured the land, going through the Eshkol region., 7/30/2014, 5:33 PM

Dror Hanin: A Spiritual Warrior

Midian attacked the Jews spiritually, not just physically. Dror Hanin was an example of Jewish spirituality., 7/18/2014, 12:58 PM

The Mothers of Israel

There are really 40,000 families being called up for duty., 7/10/2014, 12:10 AM

Gathering Tears in a Flask

G-d's flask holds the tears of Israel., 7/4/2014, 9:32 AM

The Redemption of Unity

Redemption requires unity. We have seen the people of this land and many others across the world, coming together in prayer, concern and solidarity., 6/26/2014, 1:08 AM

Shlach: The Power of the Land

The secret of this land of Israel, that Hashem describes as being His land, is that it fills one with a different spirit. It empowers one with a spirit of courage, destiny and purpose., 6/12/2014, 9:04 AM

The Lessons of the Nazarite

Is it advisable to distance oneself from all pitfalls?, 5/29/2014, 9:23 AM

The Wilderness and Jerusalem

We have come out of the desert to Jerusalem, our destiny as G-d's people., 5/27/2014, 7:15 AM

Blessings Depend on Perception

Having a sense of walking within G-d’s purpose and destiny brings about an awareness of G-d’s Presence in all that one sees and experiences, including blessings., 5/14/2014, 9:59 PM

Speaking Softly

G-d uses the verb for speaking softly in this week's reading. He knows the sacrifices we have made., 5/1/2014, 10:25 AM

The Jewish People's Responsibility

A higher purpose means greater responsibility., 4/24/2014, 9:16 AM

The Metzora Who Repented

In our dealings with others and with ourselves we must never deny the possibility of positive change and growth. , 4/3/2014, 8:54 AM

Therapeutic Malaise

The significance of the Tzoraat phenomenon., 3/27/2014, 10:22 AM

Experiencing G-d's Glory

What does G-d's Glory imply?, 3/20/2014, 2:10 PM

Faithful Patience

It is not easy to wait, but it is our challenge. , 3/7/2014, 7:03 AM

Healing the Rift: The Draft Law and Pikudei

Elsewhere in the world Haredi individuals function as doctors lawyers and businessmen, while in Israel that became illegal., 2/27/2014, 4:32 PM

Assembling the People

A country wherein only part of the people are connected to the spiritual destiny while the other part can only relate to the physical development and protection of the state will remain forever divided., 2/21/2014, 11:10 AM

Prize-Winning Singer Ariel Silber: Alone on the Wagon

A popular singer who loves his country and its people is penalized because of his rightist political views. Not in Europe, but in Israel., 2/4/2014, 8:00 PM

Letting G-d In

Finding Him everywhere., 1/30/2014, 9:14 AM

The Physical and the Spiritual

There is a feeling that this is the generation where those conflicts will finally need to be resolved and brought into repair., 1/23/2014, 7:39 AM

The Spiritual Legacy of Yitro

Just as there will be many that will come against us and join the spiritual battle of Amalek, the Torah wants us to know that there will be many others like Yitro., 1/16/2014, 12:24 PM

The Lessons of the Red Sea

There are many apt comparisons to today in the crossing of the Red Sea., 1/8/2014, 12:36 PM

We Should Be Ashamed

It was at great risk that the Israelites took a lamb on the tenth of the first month and sacrificed it as a Passover sacrifice on the eve of their exodus. And we?, 1/2/2014, 2:50 PM

The Plagues and the Land of Israel

The plagues teach something basic about the Land of Israel., 12/26/2013, 4:04 PM

Forming a People and Its Leader

Shmot shows Moses' development as a leader., 12/19/2013, 11:16 AM

Eternal Perspectives in the Parsha

In the land of Israel one has to be very sensitive to a higher and deeper subtext., 12/12/2013, 10:50 AM

The New Hellenists

The battle against the seduction of assimilation into the sea of political correctness continues throughout our history. Hanukkah is about a spiritual war between brothers over two world views., 12/1/2013, 5:51 AM

Sheep and Oxen

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's explanation of a word that goes missing., 11/14/2013, 9:18 AM

Isaac's Blindness

Not only Isaac was blind., 10/31/2013, 7:57 AM

Making the Days Count

Important lessons in our individual walk of faith through life., 10/24/2013, 8:59 AM

Replacing Yitzchak

Replacement theology has early roots., 10/20/2013, 6:06 AM

Changing Names

What does a name signify? And a name change? Close reading of the text of this week's portion adds another dimension., 10/10/2013, 10:32 AM

What Makes the Sukkah so Special?

Everyone loves the sukkah. Why?, 9/17/2013, 10:29 PM

Choosing G-d

At the deepest level, man is the language of G-d., 9/12/2013, 10:45 PM

The Shofar Blasts for Us

We hear the shofar each day in the month of Elul, but on Rosh Hashanah it is a central theme., 8/29/2013, 10:26 AM

Consolation within Rebuke

, 8/22/2013, 7:51 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

Depending on Miracles

What is the place of miracles?, 7/25/2013, 9:30 PM

"Pray, Let Me Cross Over"

Crossing over the Jordan has symbolic meaning., 7/18/2013, 12:12 AM

Diminished Leadership

We can perhaps understand that when Moshe is explaining that he is not entering the land of Israel on account of the spies, he is speaking in very general terms about his failure as a leader., 7/12/2013, 12:00 PM

Temple Journeys

The greatest spiritual force in the Universe is yearning., 7/4/2013, 8:06 PM

Hukkat: Why a Serpent?

Serpents cannot destroy nor can they give life., 6/13/2013, 7:40 AM

Teshuva Guidelines in the Story of Korach

Teshuva, repentance, is not about denying one’s passion and zeal it is about directing it heavenward., 6/6/2013, 10:09 AM