Lech Lecha: From the Other SideLife for Avraham will sometimes be lonely.
Religious vs. Secular LawWe have a principle, Dina D'malchuta Dina.
Why is This Night Different?The touch of the Master's hand.
Jogging the Divine MemoryIt is His creatures who have lapses of memory.
The Berditchever Rebbe's Prayer"You commanded a t'ruah and they blow a hundred!"
SacrificesAncient man took it for granted.
Ki Tetzei: Don't Give UpExpound and receive reward.
ShehecheyanuThe way to greet a new and exciting moment.
Ekev: Fresh DailyEvery day we have to accept Torah anew.
Va'etchanan: Well-Weighed WordsWeigh your words, be relevant and be concise.
Mas'ei: A Hard Time, AgainSomething new each year.
The Ten Lost TribesThey were not lost, only displaced.
Religion: On Earth and in SpaceIs religion to blame - even in outer space?
Chukat: A Difficult PortionBecause of the message, not because of the words.
Shelach: Self and SelfishnessThere are times for Jews to praise themselves.
Parshat Naso: Wining and DiningAbstaining from wine is not for everybody
Bamidbar: Names and NumbersUnderstanding the language of Numbers.
Ma'arivThe time of transition.
Yom HaAtzmaut as a FestivalA modern-day miracle is being celebrated.
The Choicest SongShir HaShirim is supremely holy, as an allegory.
Seder and the Five SensesWhat a feast!
<i>Metzora</i>: Not on a Cloudy DayPassing judgment when we can't see clearly.
On Women Wearing Tallit and T'fillinAre women allowed?
The Real Story of PurimIntrigue in the palace is just a sideshow.
<I>Vayikra</I>: The Call to All of UsHe calls to us to elevate ourselves morally.
Two Adars and Queen Esther's TombAligning the lunar calendar.
<i>Vayak'hel</I>: Wisdom of the Head, Heart and AnimalsTorah links wisdom and the heart.
<i>Ki Tisa</I>: Show MeLike steps in the snow...
<i>Tetzaveh</I>: Reaching Our PotentialGod expects us to be His partners.
The Origins of T'fillinThe name is probably from t'fillah, "prayer".
On Becoming JewishConversion was known in early Biblical times.
<I>Vaera</I>: Is God Still There?When we cannot speak to Him normally.
<i>Shemot</i>: Talking JewishThe sons of Jacob brought Hebrew to Egypt.
The Status of the Father in Jewish LawDoes the father impact a child's Jewish identity?
<I>Vayechi</I>: Death, Sleep and a Teachers StrikeJacob and Rachel are symbolic of the Jewish people
The Unknown Megillah of ChanukahThe theme of the book is the Hasmonean victories.
Is Chanukah Really Worth Celebrating?The victory that gave us Chanukah did not endure.
SalvationJewish and Christian views of salvation differ.
Jewish Dogmas, Fringes and ParentsIs it really true that Judaism has no dogmas?
<I>Toldot</i>: Doing Good Deeds Until the EndOn good deeds, repentance and eating right.
<i>Vayera</I>: Young at HeartThe Jewish art of hospitality.
<I>Lech Lecha</I>: Home LifeThe day-to-day agenda of life at home and abroad.
From Holiday to Isru Chag and Back to the BeginningWe see God as the source of all blessing.
Gedaliah: The Real StoryIt is an enigma that cries out for attention.
<I>Nitzavim-Vayelech</I>: That We May LiveOf course, we will choose life. But what sort?
<I>Ki Tavo</I>: Astonishment and AchievementI shudder inwardly every time I read the "rebuke."
<I>Ki Tetzei</I>: Off to WarThe imbroglio of the inclinations.
<i>Shoftim</I>: Means, Ends and the LawOn the Jewish judicial and legal system.
<I>Re'eh</I>: The Real BlessingIt is a stark choice - blessings or curses.
<I>Ekev</I>: What I Want From GodThe conversation could go on for ever.
Questions for Tisha B'AvWhy do we commemorate the destruction on 9 Av?
<I>Devarim</I>: The Berditchever and MosesA pity that there are so few Levi Yitzchaks today.
<I>Pinchas</I>: Does God Get Angry?Anger is not the only emotion attributed to Him.
<I>Balak</I>: The Two DeclarationsIf Bilam were alive today, he'd still offer praise