Levi Chazen

The Midianites Did Not Get Leaflets

Avenging the honor of G-d and Israel., 7/17/2014, 9:04 PM

Start Building!

In our parsha, the words used - to build, construct, and to make the Tabernacle - are repeated over 140 times. What is the Al-mighty trying to tell us?, 1/31/2014, 8:36 AM

Parshat Mishpatim: Should Majority Always Rule?

The majority can be a fool as well., 1/23/2014, 7:34 AM

Another State Visit

History repeats itself, to paraphrase Santayana, if one doesn't learn its lessons. A royal visit to Jerusalem., 3/21/2013, 12:54 PM

Mud and Blood at the Reed Sea

Who is right? The activists or the stick-in-the-muds? , 1/24/2013, 7:03 AM

Re'eh: What are You Waiting For?

The entire Torah was given over to the Jewish people to fulfill in the Land of Israel as soon as they entered the land, with not a moment to waste., 8/16/2012, 5:56 PM

Masei: Obligation to War

The writer connects the questions of Moses' times with the problems facing Israeli citizens today., 7/19/2012, 4:20 PM

Definitely NOT a Madonna Fan!

Judaism is full of separation, singling out, differentiation. Not so politically correct., 6/7/2012, 8:16 AM

Missing the Point - Totally: Internet Rally and Israel

The hareidi asifa on the Internet was an attempt to live holy lives, but there is only one venue for that to happen, says the writer., 5/25/2012, 1:11 PM

On Lt.Eisner and the Desecration of G-d's Name

Like Goliath, the haters of the Jewish people not only mock the Israeli army, but the very living G-d of Israel., 4/17/2012, 12:02 PM

B'Shalach: Stop the Complaining!

After all, the Jews really were thirsty in the desert. So what is wrong with asking for water?, 2/2/2012, 1:36 PM

Vayechi: Dying and Living in the Land of Israel

The Midrash Hagadol adds a special reason for Jacob's fear of being left back in Egypt. , 1/4/2012, 1:10 PM

The Secret Life of Hashem

Is there a common denominator for the parsha's varied occurrences, or are these just random events? , 12/15/2011, 1:24 AM

The Gates of Heaven

Of the ten levels of holiness descended onto the world, eight of the levels are on the Temple Mount where Jacob prayed. , 12/1/2011, 10:00 AM

No Santa Claus Religion Here

The Jews must flee exile and head home!, 9/15/2011, 6:12 PM

Ki Tetse and Israel's Social Issues (video at end)

The commandments ensure that welfare is not subject to whim., 9/8/2011, 1:22 PM

Shoftim: It's Everyone's Obligation

The blood of the Jewish boys who live in the Land of Israel is not redder that the blood of the ones who live outside the Land. , 9/1/2011, 11:13 PM

Ki Tetze: For His Name's Sake

The key to understanding our return to the Land., 8/27/2009, 3:12 AM

Shoftim: Milchemet Mitzvah

What is the nature of the wars facing us today?, 8/21/2009, 12:45 AM

Re'eh: Separating Tithes

The excuses have run out. , 8/14/2009, 5:10 PM

Balak: The Witching Hour

Trying to prevent a new age for mankind., 7/3/2009, 2:04 AM

Tetzaveh: A Perfect Fit

The High Priest's garments were unlike any other., 3/6/2009, 1:22 AM

Lech Lecha: Hail to the Chief

The Ishmaelite exile at the End of Days., 11/6/2008, 2:15 PM

Hey Noah, Nice Boat

An amazing aspect of human nature., 10/30/2008, 12:23 PM

Nitzavim: The Wait is Over

We have long forgotten what we are waiting for., 9/26/2008, 1:36 AM

Our Visit to Temple

A Bar Mitzvah boy goes to temple., 9/22/2008, 9:15 AM

Re'eh: Ascend the Temple Mount

If only there was a will to do so., 8/29/2008, 3:03 AM

Mas'ei: Thorns at Your Sides

How did all of this come about?, 8/1/2008, 12:36 AM

Matot: False Promises

The power of the human voice., 7/25/2008, 12:42 AM

Pinchas: Which Side Are You On?

With the daughters of Zelofchad or with the spies?, 7/18/2008, 1:58 AM

Chukat: The Divine Water Supply

The water struggle continues to this day., 7/4/2008, 10:03 AM

The Impossible Task

If we try to fix the world, G-d will do his part, 6/6/2008, 10:00 AM

Behukotai: Blessings in the Land

Exile cannot be a blessing., 5/23/2008, 2:47 AM

<I>Kedoshim</I>: The Other Side of the Coin

This is the greatness of Judaism., 5/1/2008, 3:31 AM

Pesach: As Easy as Pie

We seem to be missing the point - the sacrifice., 4/18/2008, 1:41 AM

<i>Metzora</I>: No Pain, No Gain

Jews outside the Land do not have this concern., 4/10/2008, 1:30 PM

<i>Vayak'hel</I>: Work in the Temple on the Day of Rest

When it comes to the Shabbat - all work stops., 2/29/2008, 1:08 AM

The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Do

TheTorah is a book of commands., 2/15/2008, 1:45 AM

<I>Beshalach</I>: Have to Be in It for the Long Hall

After leaving Egypt, they were heading back., 1/18/2008, 1:03 AM

<I>Vaera</I>: The Final Test is the Hardest

A test during the final stage of the redemption., 1/3/2008, 6:45 PM

<i>Shemot</I>: Brotherly Love

This is the way of the Jewish people., 12/28/2007, 12:43 AM

<I>Vayechi</I>: A Lesson Still Not Learnt

The most obvious answer., 12/20/2007, 8:02 PM

<I>Vayeshev</i>: The Lessons of the Two Mashiachs

All that befell Yosef will befall Zion., 11/29/2007, 4:49 PM

<i>Vayetze</i>: Our Place - Their Place

Rashi enlightens us as to which is our "place." , 11/14/2007, 11:59 PM

<i>Toldot</I>: Brotherly Love (Not!)

The continually unfolding story., 11/7/2007, 3:28 PM

<I>Noach</I>: Got to be in for the Long Haul

Wait until the dust settles., 10/11/2007, 3:51 PM

'Innocents Abroad' Revisited: 1867-2007

The Holy Land was unlike anything that he had seen, 9/6/2007, 5:22 PM

The Ultimate of Sins

A sin for which only the day of death can atone., 8/23/2007, 12:39 PM

<I>Ekev</i>: The Source of All Blessings

The world's sustenance derives from the Temple., 8/2/2007, 12:41 PM

<I>Va'etchanan</I>: What's Bothering Moshe?

We can sympathize with Moshe only too well., 7/27/2007, 1:05 AM

Time to Arise From the Ground

What would our sages tell us today?, 7/23/2007, 10:04 PM

<I>Balak</I>: The Power of the Voice

Coming against us with the power of words., 6/27/2007, 7:09 PM

<i>Shelach</I>: Returning to the Source

No matter how far away a Jew is on his journey..., 6/8/2007, 1:45 AM

<I>Beha'alotecha</I>: A Menorah by Any Name

Still a need for the Jewish people to bring light., 5/31/2007, 1:33 AM

<I>Naso</I>: Clarifying a Temple Mount Issue

We are allowed to go up to certain areas., 5/25/2007, 12:19 AM

<I>Behar</I>: What Will We Eat in the Seventh Year?

No greater test than the test of parnassa. , 5/10/2007, 12:58 AM

<I>Emor</I>: The Right Man for the Job

Each tree must fulfill its purpose in this world., 5/2/2007, 11:44 AM