Moshe Kempinski

Preparing to Stand Before G-d

As we prepare to stand before G-d on Rosh Hashannah, we read how the Israelites stood before G-d - all of them on that day., 9/13/2012, 11:44 PM

Yitro: Israel and the Nations

The placement of the story of Yitro ( Jethro) coming to join the people of Israel right after the story of the battle with Amalek is a prototype. , 2/9/2012, 7:02 AM

Ehud Barak and the Hanukkah Lights

It is dangerous when leadership comes with an “impulsivity issue” combined with arrogance and conceit. , 12/20/2011, 8:59 AM

The "Worm of Jacob"

The Jews will endeavor to do even the impossible because their beloved G-d asked them to do so. , 11/3/2011, 11:49 AM

Noach, Avraham and Prayer

Whatis the intrinsic difference between Noah and Abraham? Noah is described as “walking with G-d” but Abraham is said to have “walked before G-d”., 10/27/2011, 10:31 AM

Nitsavim Vayelech: The Song

In spite of everything, the song was never forgotten. , 9/22/2011, 11:15 AM

Mattot: The Lure of the Sheep Pens

The lure of physical gratification and achievement has dulled our yearning for Hashem’s Temple and His redemption. , 7/22/2011, 2:04 AM

With All Your Heart

One must serve Hashem with one’s G-dly soul ( nefesh Elokit) as well as with our more selfish animalistic soul ( nefesh behemi). , 7/13/2011, 1:17 PM

Behar: When You Come to the Land

When we come to the land, we find ourselves..., 5/12/2011, 4:42 PM

A Berditchever at the Kotel

The so-called "secular majority"., 9/30/2009, 11:15 PM

The Sound of Teshuvah

A needed awareness., 9/24/2009, 1:35 AM

I and My Beloved in Elul

Love means constantly moving towards the beloved., 8/24/2009, 12:43 PM

The New Imposters: J Street

It is usually easy to spot them., 7/17/2009, 1:04 AM

Emor: Sanctifying G-d's Name

Isaiah's "young people" are among us., 5/7/2009, 12:08 AM

The Reed Sea and Yom HaAtzmaut

HaShem's message is clear: Go forward!, 4/26/2009, 10:42 AM

The Cry of Redemption

After crying out, we must act., 4/7/2009, 10:22 PM

The Twilight Hours

This is a very dangerous time., 3/29/2009, 12:22 PM

Eight Souls, Eight Scrolls

In a sea of pain and joy, hope and loss., 2/26/2009, 1:50 AM

A Humbled Leadership

The elections may turn out more positive yet., 2/16/2009, 7:42 PM

Choice and Responsibility

The little picture is in fact "the Big Picture"., 2/9/2009, 1:34 PM

Leadership of a Higher Calling

In a flash, a new spirit began to blossom., 1/23/2009, 1:25 AM

The Power of Dreams

Everything is possible., 12/26/2008, 1:45 AM

Taking the Exile Out of the Jews

This people needs to regain courage and stamina., 12/15/2008, 12:00 AM

Ki Tetzei: The Power of Memory

The essence of Amalek is random happenstance., 9/12/2008, 1:27 AM

Shoftim: A Holy System

The vision that led - and leads - this people., 9/5/2008, 12:11 AM

The Power of Loving-Kindness

Where does one find the real Israel?, 8/27/2008, 2:16 AM

Va'etchanan: See the Good Land

Where all things become intertwined., 8/15/2008, 3:05 AM

Balak: To Hear With Your Eyes

Listen to the melody of destiny., 7/11/2008, 2:45 AM

Miracle or Test

What is the difference between miracle and nature?, 6/30/2008, 2:46 AM

Discernment and Darkness

Seeing the jagged edges of reality., 6/20/2008, 4:26 PM

A Cloud Over Jerusalem Day

An unfettered soul had become my voice., 5/30/2008, 1:48 AM

Moshe Rabbeinu and Yom HaAtzmaut

He wanted to share our joys and troubles., 5/6/2008, 11:24 PM

The Ongoing Exodus From Egypt

We need to acknowledge that we are still enslaved., 4/22/2008, 12:06 AM

<I>Pekudei</I>: The Lesson of the Vav

We are living in a much fractured world., 3/6/2008, 1:22 PM

<I>Ki Tisa</I>: The Convoluted Road

Return to a secret that has moved Jewish destiny., 2/22/2008, 3:04 AM

<i>Terumah</I>: Making Room for Something Higher

The key to having G-d's Presence amongst us., 2/8/2008, 1:07 AM

<i>Mishpatim</I>: The Secret of the Angels

What many simple people in Israel know., 1/30/2008, 11:02 PM

<i>Vaera</I>: Where Heaven Touches Earth

The revelation of G-d's involvement in the world., 1/3/2008, 6:23 PM

<I>Shemot</I>: 'I Shall Be What I Shall Be'

The G-d of becoming., 12/28/2007, 3:10 AM

Jerusalem: 'A Cup Of Staggering'

There is something out of kilter here., 12/19/2007, 10:23 PM

The Light of One Candle

The undying eternity of the soul., 12/6/2007, 1:27 PM

Back Into the Trenches

The sense of deja vu was overwhelming and painful., 11/13/2007, 5:19 PM

<I>Chayei Sarah</I>: Olmert and the Passion of Hebron

Olmert should spend this Shabbat in Hebron., 10/31/2007, 7:24 PM

'And Judah Also Shall Battle Against Jerusalem'

Another piece of the puzzle falls into place., 10/21/2007, 12:08 AM

Preparing to Give Back the Land of Israel

Handing the land of Israel to its rightful owner., 9/12/2007, 10:31 AM

The Silent Revolution of Elul

Something both ancient and new is in the air., 9/2/2007, 7:36 PM

The Olive Tree

A sense of exhilaration that I couldn't grasp., 7/29/2007, 8:29 PM

Prisoners of Hate and Prisoners of Zion

Good and evil become confused., 7/22/2007, 11:53 PM

Inner Truths

Signs of strength are to be found everywhere., 7/8/2007, 5:38 PM

Balak, Bilaam and Abraham

Counting the people of Israel., 6/29/2007, 12:34 PM

<i>Korach</I>: The Deterioration Continues

We may have thought that all was constant., 6/14/2007, 5:58 PM

Grasshoppers and War

The grasshopper effect can still be reversed., 6/6/2007, 7:45 PM

The Wilderness and Shavuot

What day was the Torah really given? , 5/21/2007, 1:16 AM

Hebron and the Winograd Commission

Wishful thinking has led Israel into tragedy., 5/3/2007, 10:08 PM

The Hope

Look past the headlines. , 4/23/2007, 3:53 PM

The Secret Art of Silence

Is silence in the face of tragedy so alien to us?, 4/15/2007, 8:23 PM

Redemption Begins With a Sigh

It all depends on which direction you're looking., 3/29/2007, 11:32 PM