Brain DeathTo those who argue that Torah without science is incomplete, the author responds that science without Torah is tragic.
Purim: When Hebrews Became JewsDid you know that the first time the word Jews is used to describe the Chosen People, is in the text of the Scroll of Esther?
The Jewish WomanWomen are the vanguard of the Jewish people. What is their secret?
The Jewish Flu in Lech LechaSometimes we just don’t think. We are aware of the dangers, but we look the other way.
Ekev: The Art of TranslationMediator or translater? What is suitable when hearing Divine words?
Balak: What the Mitzvah RevealsThrough the Torah portion of Balak, we learn how how every Jew has the power to bring about Moshiach through observing the commandments.
Lessons from a Market CrashThere is a lot to learn from the recent near crash.
Priorities: Tazria-MetzoraThe order in which the forms of tsara'as appear in the text is meaningful.
Shemini: G-d and the HolocaustHow should we respond to the Holocaust? Is the response of Aaron the High Priest to the death of his sons, read this week, a lesson in grieving?
We Will SurviveThe Lubavitcher Rebbe taught the writer that every storm contains a silver lining. The sojourn in Egypt was proof of this.
Shemot: The Innocent EvilThe impact of slander reaches the Heavens.
Vayechi: Leave No Word UnspokenAn opportunity to soothe Joseph's heart.
Lights of Joy and InspirationIt is up to you, so kindle that light.
Vayishlach: Getting InvolvedWe belong at our father's table, together.
Vayetze: Grappling With SinThe dialectic between our holy and selfish aspects.
Vayera: Can You Feel My Pain?Let us resolve to continue what they began.
Lech Lecha: Save the Planet!Abraham did not surrender and neither shall we.
Simchat Torah: The Dancing SoulsA story of the bond between G-d and Jew.
Sukkot: Displays of Jewish PrideAre you Jewish outside or only inside?
Shofar: Humility and StrengthThe order of these blasts is curious.
Ki Tavo: Doing It G-d's WayReflection on our relationship with HaShem.
Shoftim: Torah or DemocracyIs there a better way?
Re'eh: A Cup of CoffeeThe right size lid is only half of it.
Vaetchanan: Lesson From the MoonBefore the age of Apollo missions and space walks.
Matot-Masei: An Anchored JourneyThe message of the double Torah portion.
Pinchas: A Living HeritageLessons from the International Dateline.
Sacred MemoriesThe meaning of empty shoes.
Shavuot: A Bailout PackageG-d also offers bailouts.
Emor: Fight Them With LoveHow sin highlights our strengths.
Legislating Moral ConductHuman rights commissions in light of Torah values.
Tazria-Metzora: A Chance MeetingRemoving the veil - the essence of circumcision.
Shemini: Passover and BeyondEight represents a metaphysical order.
When the Sun Sings AgainA constant melody sung by the sun in praise of G-d
Vayikra: Humility in GratitudeLet us take a lesson from the Temple sacrifices.
Vayakhel-Pekudei: Monetary UnityWhen charity is celebrated.
Zachor: Combating the SkepticAmalek is the quintessential skeptic.
Mishpatim: The Baby’s WorldServing G-d simply because we must.
Bo: The Miracle of NatureThe spiritual significance of two calendars.
Va'era: Faith Breeds ConfidenceWe have spent decades dragging ourselves down.
True GuardiansLegality does not always equate with morality.
Vayeshev: Changing the WorldA simple action has far-reaching effects.
Vayishlach: Our AngelsWe marvel at Jacob’s familiarity with angels.
Taking a StandIn a war of values there are no sidelines.
Chayei Sarah: Faith & SufferingDoes faith leave room for grief?
Lech Lecha: The True YouThe real me - what does he look like?
Noach: Seeds of LightThe moment growth begins.
UnityIt is our natural state of equilibrium.
Taking the PlungeThe soul is reluctant to jump, but God guides it.
What's the Jewish Take on Assisted Suicide?It's forbidden to help someone take their own life
In the Wake of the Yeshiva MassacreThey lived by the highest ideals known to mankind.
<I>Tezaveh</I>: United We StudyMoses was charged with uniting the people.
<I>Terumah</I>: Messages Within Every Hebrew WordThe Hebrew language is eminently precise.
<I>Yitro</I>: Equality and UnityWhat did Jethro hear? What did the nation see?
<i>Bo</I>: Plagues and PropheciesWhen Pharaoh banned Moses from his palace.
A 'Family' Christmas Party?My extended family is not speaking to us.
<i>Miketz</I>: Dreaming and Effecting ChangeEven incidental details in Torah contain messages.
<I>Vayeshev</I>: In Heaven and on EarthThe objective is to connect Heaven and Earth.