Re'eh: Consumerism and the overspent generationSpending has become the vehicle to establish social position.
Shmuz on the parsha: Your gashmius is my ruchniusThe way that Hashem shows Himself in this world is through giving. When man gives to others, he is acting as Hashem does. There can be nothing holier.
The shmuz on the parsha: TrinketsDid Rachel really care about getting presents from her intended?
The Shmuz for Ki Tavo: Using VisualizationsHow Torah can be new forever.
The Shmuz on Ekev: Limiting BeliefsDo we limit ourselves out of habit?
The Shmuz on the Parsha: YitroThe astonishing potential of Man.
Parshat Bo: I'm Never WrongA quirk of human nature.
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Relying on HashemMaybe Jacob was just scared.
The Shmuz on Noach: Believing and not believingHashem could have miraculously saved him without Noach having to become a carpenter.
Earning a LivingEarning a living doesn’t have to be difficult.
The Shmuz on BamidbarIt's not always where you are - it's where you're coming from.
Everybody is Doing ItPeer pressure isn’t something that only impacts the world of the teenager. It affects everyone.
The Shmuz on the ParshaThe Torah’s system of Self Perfection.
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Achrei MotSystems of human perfection.
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Attitude and AltitudeThe first determines the second.
The Shmuz for Korach: The Danger of Machlokes (Strife)Often, without meaning or intending to, we find ourselves on one side or the other, and before we know it, we are deep into the thick and thin of it.
The Weekly Shmuz: Why Hate the JewsThere is no plausible reason for anti-Semitism. It can’t be explained because it makes no sense, but it is there.
The Shmuz on the Parsha: I Never do Anything WrongWhy do we need the evil inclination, yetzer hara?
The Weekly Shmuz: Choose Your Friends WiselyThe Torah implies that the pivot point for groups is whom they associate with.
The Weekly Shmuz: Everybody's Doing ItWe can’t just take the good and ignore the bad.
The Shmuz on EmorWhy we count and what we count.
The Weekly Shmuz: Mindless ChatterThere is no driving, instinctive force that pulls us to speak disparagingly about other Jews. There is no magnetic pull that tugs at us.
The Shmuz for Pesach - Part IIPesach is the holiday of Emunah.
The Shmuz for Pesach Part IHashem is the benefactor.
The Shmuz for TsavOurs is not to reason why.
The Shmuz on Ki TisaFor the love of money...
The Shmuz on Tetzaveh/ Purim VideoA diamond with a flaw...
The Shmuz on TrumahEffort, faith, practice.
The Shmuz on MIshpatim: Action and EffectsLearn about the effect of an action.
The Shmuz on YitroThe astonishing potential of man is a message of the Torah reading.
The Shmuz on B'Shalach: BeliefPeople believe what they want to believe.
The Shmuz on VaeraThe Measure of the man.
The Shmuz on Shmot: Faith vs. TrustA person can have faith without trust.
The Shmuz for Vayechi: Watch Your WordsMake sure brain is on before putting mouth in gear,
The Shmuz on Vayigash: LIfe as a Video GameDidn't Yaakov Avinu have a rough life?
The Shmuz on Veyeshev: Living Like a RockAre you trying to be a pearl or content with being a rock?
A Tzaddik's SensitivityPeople will go to great lengths to protect their dignity and honor.
The Shmuz on Toldot: Esau's MannersIsaac could tell that it wasn't Esau bringing him food as soon as he heard the manner in which he spoke.
The Shmuz on the Parsha: Rivka's CharacterWhy was Eliezer's test enough? Perhaps Rivka was an ethical, generous idol worshipper?
The Akeda was an Act that Echoes Through TimeHow is it possible for a man to make the ultimate sacrifice in a manner that seems to transcend every emotional limitation?
The Shmuz on Lech LechaThe five star hotel called "life".
The Shmuz on Parshat NoahBitachon k[reliance on G-d] and Effort- Finding the Balance
The Shmuz on BreishitThe beginning of time.
The Shmuz on KorachQuestions Have Answers -- Answers Don’t Have Answers
Weekly Shmuz: Why They Hate the JewsThe parsha talks about those who hate Gd as though that is equivalent to hating the Jews. Why?
The Shmuz on BamidbarChoose your friends wisely.
Bechukotay: The Power of a TzibburLarger numbers make a difference.
The Shmuz on Emor (Diaspora)How can the Torah let us eat meat and only worry about not killing a mother animal and her child on the same day?
The Shmuz on ShminiThe Medrash explains why the Torah forbids us from eating treif, non kosher, food.
The Shmuz on TsavG-d and man: master and servant.
The Shmuz on TetsaveReal diamonds always have flaws. So do we.
The Meaning of ManWe are judged in Heaven by what we could become.
Emunah vs. BitachonOften our problems with faith come from one issue: we have emunah, but not bitachon.
The Greatness of ManThe Torah has a vastly different understanding of the role of man and his importance than we commonly assume.
Vayigash: Locking in the MomentThe highs and lows of our lives are emotional peak moments that can become part of ourselves.