Rabbi S. Weiss

Parsha Summary; Lost on the Way

Avram, like his father, had an impulse regarding Israel. But unlike his father, Avraham decides to act on that impulse!, 11/3/2011, 12:47 PM

Re'eh: Summary and Haftorah

In the discipline of the Mitzvot, and in the wisdom of the Torah, we will find an anchor to secure and steady us amid the raging seas., 8/26/2011, 3:21 AM

Shemot: (Don't) Go Figure!

We cannot know how all the pieces fit., 1/8/2010, 9:49 AM

Life is a Sukkah

And only He can keep us safe., 10/6/2009, 7:23 PM

Between Hope and Fear

A classic dilemma of faith. , 9/25/2009, 2:03 AM

Nitzavim-Vayelech: Absent Sounds

Take note of the missing notes., 9/11/2009, 1:30 AM

The Man, the Mitzvot, the Moonie

The Torah is an intricate device., 8/14/2009, 5:22 PM

Balak: Energy

Life is about choices., 7/3/2009, 2:21 AM

Chukat: Speak Softly, Big Stick

The age of open miracles was coming to a close., 6/26/2009, 7:49 AM

Korach: The Bald Truth

He needed to be the best Korach he could be., 6/18/2009, 12:46 PM

Shelach: Believing is Seeing

Developing 20/20 spiritual sight., 6/10/2009, 10:02 PM

Beha'alotkha: Nearly 'High Nun'

Bnei Yisrael stood at a great crossroads., 6/4/2009, 2:30 AM

Who Counts?

Keep telling your story., 5/24/2009, 11:11 AM

Rashbi and the Rainbow

Why do we celebrate Rashbi's life so brightly?, 5/10/2009, 2:16 PM

Acharei-Kedoshim: Choosing Good

The ritual of the twin goats., 5/1/2009, 12:57 AM

Blood and (Re)birth

It won't always be this way., 4/24/2009, 2:02 PM

Sing a Song of Seder

The link between Purim and Pesach., 4/10/2009, 1:31 PM

Keep Your Sunny Side Up

Another unique example of the spirit of renewal., 4/1/2009, 10:24 AM

Zachor: It's Not Just Villains

A brave fighter against the evil of terrorism., 3/6/2009, 1:36 AM

Terumah: You Must Remember This

Terumah means more than "donation". , 2/27/2009, 12:48 AM

Mishpatim: Misprints

Missing the point., 2/19/2009, 12:21 AM

Yitro: The Top Ten Plus

Why the difference in the fates of Ruth and Yitro?, 2/13/2009, 12:48 AM

Bo: The Day After Tomorrow

For our sons and grandsons., 1/30/2009, 12:48 AM

Va'era: Only Time Will Tell

Pharaoh's stubbornness was our salvation., 1/23/2009, 2:58 AM

Shemot: Awakenings

Why is such insane hatred allowed to go on?, 1/15/2009, 7:30 PM

Vayechi: It's Payback Time

Reacting to intractable, unrepentant evil., 1/9/2009, 1:39 AM

Vayigash: A Flash of Light

A flash of truth illuminates the scene., 1/2/2009, 1:43 AM

Miketz: Evolution or Revolution?

Redemption, in the flash of an eye., 12/26/2008, 11:07 AM

Vayeshev: I'll Be Watching You

A strange incident occurs in our sedra., 12/19/2008, 1:06 AM

Veyetzei: G-d is in the House!

If only we have the right outlook and attitude., 12/4/2008, 11:22 PM

Toldot: Father and Son

About children seeking their father's blessing., 11/28/2008, 12:16 PM

Vayera: They Walked Together

Avraham is not the only hero of this story., 11/14/2008, 2:18 AM

Bereishit: Journeys

Mitzvot in story form., 10/24/2008, 10:03 AM

Vayelech: Choose Life!

We can choose the life we live., 10/3/2008, 1:55 AM

Nitzavim: And the Forecast is...

We had our share of blessings, too., 9/26/2008, 1:48 AM

Ki Tavo: Scrutiny on the Bounty

Joy and how it is connected to blessing., 9/18/2008, 1:58 AM

Shoftim: Do We Measure Up?

A fascinating slant on justice., 9/5/2008, 12:58 AM

Ekev: Cry Me a River

It depends upon our behavior., 8/22/2008, 2:11 AM

Va'etchanan: Both Sides Now

The significance of Moshe's last mitzvah., 8/15/2008, 3:25 AM

Signs of Life

We won't dwell too long on the destruction., 8/8/2008, 4:21 AM

Korach: In a League of Her Ohn

Always listen to your wife., 6/27/2008, 1:38 AM

Shelach: Don't Tread on Me

Don't blame the innocent Land of Israel., 6/20/2008, 4:05 PM

Beha'alotkha: Showdown at Nun

Something very unusual in the text., 6/13/2008, 2:18 AM

Bamidbar: Playing the Numbers

Each person is a holy letter., 5/29/2008, 2:01 AM

Behukotai: Hidden Blessings

Every k'lala, they say, can be a bracha., 5/23/2008, 2:59 AM

Behar: The Sole Land of the Jews

Shemittah is sending a special message to us., 5/16/2008, 10:19 AM

Emor: Counting Our Change

This is the paradox of Man., 5/9/2008, 7:57 AM

The Siren's Song

Contrasts and commonalities of two sirens., 5/5/2008, 2:57 AM

The 'Poor Bread' - Rich in Meaning

The central messages of "Ha Lachma Anya.", 4/17/2008, 2:06 AM

<I>Metzora</I>: Looking for G-d in All the Right Places

We have a tendency to take things for granted., 4/11/2008, 10:03 AM

<I>Tazria</I>: It Was a Very Good Year

Purity, in Jewish terms, is always linked to life., 4/4/2008, 12:58 AM

<I>Shemini</I>/<i>Parah</I>: Golden Calves and Cups

There is a common theme here., 3/28/2008, 12:58 AM

Misplaced Mercy

Amalek is the supreme challenge., 3/21/2008, 12:49 AM

<I>Vayikra</I>-<i>Zachor</I>: The Search for Aleph

The alef also is a code name for HaShem., 3/13/2008, 7:35 PM

Institute the Death Penalty Now

Capital punishment is not a popular subject., 3/10/2008, 11:55 PM

<i>Pekudei</I>: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Part of the atonement process., 3/7/2008, 12:44 AM