Ki Tavo: How to Make a Relationship GrowIn this analysis, we encounter the depth of the Torah’s wisdom, where a single word can unveil a masterful and multifaceted teaching.
Giving With Your Whole HeartThe more often we give the more determined G-d is to continue the act of creation.
Eikev: Feeling the Crunch? Be StrongWhat is popular is not necessarily right and if this is true of the markets it is even truer of religion.
What I Learned from the US Debt CrisisThere are all kinds of deficits. You don't want to default on the one the writer describes.
Dvarim: Whom Do You Love?We, in the current era, place barriers around ourselves to prevent our entry into the virtual Holy Land.
Lessons from JapanWhat significance the infinitesimal has!
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 Case for the Old ValuesThe oldest trade in the world is properly judged by the oldest, unchanging ethical values in the world.
Chayei Sara: The Sacred SpaceWomen are different from men; as different as different can be. Yet despite the differences or perhaps because of them, a marriage can thrive. G-d is different from us, yet because of those differences our marriage with Him also thrives.
The Jewish Flu in Lech LechaSometimes we just don’t think. We are aware of the dangers, but we look the other way.
Parshat Re’eh: True KindnessThe truest form of charity is to provide without discrimination. This means that we leave it to the poor to decide what is important and what is not.
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.
Emor-The Ironic Act of LoveIn this coming Sabbath Torah reading, we read of the blasphemer in the desert. The punishment he received had a purpose.
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.