Multi-Directional Migrant Flash Floods of HumanityThere is a lesson here - and another, in the two eulogies that follow.
Cancelling our Debts to Other NationsWhy Iran and why Hezbollah?
Re'eh: A Blessing Disguised as a CurseThe double standard actually does us a favor.
Ekev: God’s Eternal Gift to the Jewish NationWe are still not mature enough to distinguish between what is essential for a complete Jewish life and what is trivial.
BS"D, We Will Conquer BDSThe root of our problems is our lack of Jewish pride based on our intimate relationship with the Creator. Every lowlife can grab the headlines by ranting against God’s chosen people - and we remain apathetic.
The Hate the Immovable Entity called the “Jewish Nation”They all know that the Iranians cannot be trusted,but ...
"Imma, I don’t work, I serve!"Workers of Torah vs. Servants of Hashem.
The Bilam SyndromeWhere do you want life to take you - to Bilam's path or the Torah's?
Is this the Redemption? Is this the Mashiach?We live in times when the options are right before us.
Yerushalayim is not part of the State of IsraelThe US Supreme Court deserves an honored place among those who made a claim but did not have a clue of the deeper truth they were projecting.
Bamidbar: G-d's Love is a Many Splendored ThingHashem showed His love in the parsha, on Mount Sinai and we should return it in the same fashion.
May We Not Labor for NaughtUtilizing time.
World Order is Turning ChaoticWe are an oasis of Hashem in the desert that is man.
What Should We Pray for at this Very Fragile Time in History?Pray that Iran should no longer exist. Pray that the evil surrounding us should dissipate as smoke from fire. Pray that all the lands promised us by Hashem be given to us...
Next Year in YerushalayimTo be read aloud to the family.
Shabbat Hagadol: Can Your Imagination Place You at the Exodus?Are you freed or are you back in the throes of slavery?
Teruma: No One is ExemptIn my many attempts to understand the haredi refusal to serve in the defense of our nation, I discussed the matter with important rabbis and roshei yeshiva.
The "Eved Nirtza" - Slave by Choice - of TodayIs it possible to perform an act that does not appear in the criminal code of the Jewish People, yet its implications are an affront, an indignity; indeed, an abuse of the Holy One Blessed Be He?
Harsh Justice, Mercy & ForgivenessSome important advice appears at the end of this article.
But It Feels So Right: Miketz, Chutzpa and HanukkahIf feels right, but it isn't.
Izinga Estate on Umhlanga Ridge: Symbol and SymptomIs this 'paradise' for Jewish living what Hashem expects of us?
Missouri vs. MiseryAn original idea for the shmita year.
Jewish Sovereignty in Eretz YisraelEsteemed Zionist rabbis such as Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Avraham Shapira, Rav Zalman Baruch Melamed forbid ascending the Temple Mount for halakhic reasons. The writer explains his view and that of rabbis, like Rav Goren, who think differently.
Basic Societal NormsAmalek breached all the norms of civilized humanity.
Equal and Opposite ForcesAnti-Semitism vs. Jewish accomplishments.
The Exile is a Succah - Come Home!Two stories for Sukkot: One parable and one beautiful instance of the Jewish spirit.
The Binding of Isaac and Living in IsraelHashem indeed wants every Jew to be in the Land that He chose over all others for His holy Temple and declared to be the Stairway to Heaven.
What Kind of Year will we Have here in Eretz Yisrael?'But the more they oppressed them, the more they (the Jews) multiplied and spread out; and the Egyptians dreaded the Israelites...'
Ki Tavo: First FruitsWhat are the words said by the bringer of the First Fruits supposed to mean?
A Distortion of ValuesThe Torah tells us what real morality is.
Re'eh: Blessings and CursesThere is either "drive" or "reverse," but no "neutral" state for one to enjoy a respite from the Torah’s requirements.
The Seven Species in the ParshaThe totality of creation can be likened to a many-layered object, like a head of cabbage or an onion, which can be peeled away layer by layer.
Don't Miss the BoatTime to move to Israel.
May I Sit and Cry With You?We in Eretz Yisrael have been in the thick of battle for 100 years, so the time for tears has not yet come.
Fighting Amalek AgainThis week's Torah words are dedicated to our soldiers.
Zealousness and YouPinchas, Zealousness & You.
The Ferocious and Mighty Jewish ArmyTorah Judaism brings out the best in people. Islamist doctrine brings out the worst in them
Parashat Korach and President TrumanHow to deal with evil.
Torah in Israel: Fabulous FactsWe have won.
National and Religious HonorThe Pope's visit is an example of a recurring theme.
Bamidbar and Jerusalem Day: Impossible ScenariosBinyamin and Dan and impossible scenarios that come to pass.
The "Tochacha" and MashiachWe have felt the tochacha in its terrifying reality. How can one ignore the call to come home now?
Behar and the Special Days Before ItWritten before Independence Day, it remains timely.
Two Brothers, Two WorldsWho is closer to G-d's expectations?
The Long Jewish Journey Homeward ContinuesThis journey cannot be aborted or put off track.
Purity and Impurity, Disunity and UnityThere is a need for synchronization and unity.
The Fear of the Jews Was Upon ThemFear of the Jew is a mighty weapon.
Where is Gratitude?On IDF soldiers and hareidim, on the significance of 70 years in the Purim story and our own Redemption.
Torah Study vs. Military ServiceTorah Study vs. Military Service – Is there a solution?
Why Did the Torah Interrupt the Sequence?There is a message for our times in this interruption.
Idol Worship - Then and NowThe Levites were not the only group to refrain from ascending to Eretz Yisrael, so why did Ezra single them out for punishment?