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Podcast:

Why do some prayers go unanswered?

Yaakov, Esav, and the legacy of their grandfather, Abraham.

Why do some prayers go unanswered?

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What happens to the soul after death?

The challenge of reconciling with the end of life: A Torah perspective.

What happens to the soul after death?

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Abraham and Rachel: Leaving the comfort zone behind

Political correctness, media distortion and the demise of democracy.

Abraham and Rachel: Leaving the comfort zone behind

The Tower of Babel:

The mechanization of a society devoid of human feeling

Podcast: The month of Marcheshvan and the secret of the sense of smell.

The mechanization of a society devoid of human feeling

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Noah: Lone hero for a world gone mad

Parashat Noach, the month of Marcheshvan and the spiritual dimensions of water.

Noah: Lone hero for a world gone mad

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Torah, science and the creation of the world

Did G-d create humans before Adam? The Torah’s view on prehistoric man.

Torah, science and the creation of the world

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Rosh Hashanah: Signed, sealed and delivered, I’m yours

Welcoming a New Year: Sound the shofar of our redemption.

Rosh Hashanah: Signed, sealed and delivered, I’m yours

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‘The secret life of plants’ and the Holy Temple experience

The first fruits offering: A joyful recognition.

‘The secret life of plants’ and the Holy Temple experience

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The fine art of repentance: Return to sender

Love song of the Leviathan: Song of all creation.

The fine art of repentance: Return to sender

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The promised return of prophecy in the Messianic Era

The analogy of the glassblower: Man’s soul is the breath of G-d.

The promised return of prophecy in the Messianic Era

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Israel’s divinely-appointed task to destroy idolatry

A Torah perspective on gender dysphoria, reassignment surgery and the unique challenges of our generation.

Israel’s divinely-appointed task to destroy idolatry

Standing firmly in the Land of Israel

The wheel of life: From Adam to King David: A Torah perspective on reincarnation

Standing firmly in the Land of Israel

Hashem’s call to mankind: Don’t be woke, wake up

Parashat Va’etchanan: What happens to a prayer that is unanswered?

Hashem’s call to mankind: Don’t be woke, wake up

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A Temple of Justice: The revaluation of human life

A vision of the Holy Temple for all the world to share.

A Temple of Justice: The revaluation of human life

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Acknowledging the G-d of Israel: Take a stand for truth

The generation of the desert: See you in the world to come.

Acknowledging the G-d of Israel: Take a stand for truth

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The Holy Temple as interface: Redefining reality

The dimensions of spacetime: ‘The whole world is filled with His glory’.

The Holy Temple as interface: Redefining reality

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The Fast of Tammuz 17: Realizing that G-dliness is all around us

Starlight in our eyes: Looking back light years to the dawn of creation.

The Fast of Tammuz 17: Realizing that G-dliness is all around us

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The Dark Prophet

Who is a Prophet? True Prophecy vs. Prophets for Profit.

The Dark Prophet

The Loss of Human Sensitivity and the Countdown to Redemption

From Generation to Generation: Divine Purpose and Timing in the Course of Human Events.

The Loss of Human Sensitivity and the Countdown to Redemption

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The secret of Tzizit and fixing the Garden of Eden

From the sin of the Spies to the envy of Korach: Life lessons from Numbers, the "Book of Mistakes".

The secret of Tzizit and fixing the Garden of Eden

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Seeing Hashem’s anonymous signature in the events of our lives

The sin of turning against the Land of Israel – then and now.

Seeing Hashem’s anonymous signature in the events of our lives

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The mistakes of the Generation of the Desert

Man and wife and the Divine presence: Fixing the Garden of Eden.

The mistakes of the Generation of the Desert

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Giving the sovereignty back to Hashem

Shavuot: Preparing to receive Torah anew, with renewed joy.

Giving the sovereignty back to Hashem

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Temple Mount tensions: Who’s afraid of the power of prayer?

Jerusalem Day: A vision of prophetic fulfillment.

Temple Mount tensions: Who’s afraid of the power of prayer?

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The heart follows action

Rabbi Shimon, Lag Ba’omer and the secret of Tzaddikim.

The heart follows action

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Independence Day: Israel’s message for the world

The secret of Jewish existence: You are my witness.

Independence Day: Israel’s message for the world

A Celebration of Life vs. An Obsession with Death

The Spiritual Work of Sefirat HaOmer: Clearing Stones from the Field.

A Celebration of Life vs. An Obsession with Death

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The light of the redemption

Passover is the birthday of freedom. But what does it mean to be free?

The light of the redemption

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Universal lessons of emunah: Faith is action

Freeing ourselves from the woke agenda of modern-day Pharaoh.

Universal lessons of emunah: Faith is action

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Will Smith & the vacuous, morally bankrupt media

Israel again faces a new wave of terror.

Will Smith & the vacuous, morally bankrupt media

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The Red Heifer: Faith that transcends knowledge

The silence of Aaron: What does it really mean to live a G-dly life?

The Red Heifer: Faith that transcends knowledge

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The tapestry of Purim

The historical record of Purim and the struggle to rebuild the Holy Temple.

The tapestry of Purim

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The great unmasking: Sensitivity to the sanctity of life

The uniqueness of Megillat Esther: Revealing the hidden presence of G-d.

The great unmasking: Sensitivity to the sanctity of life

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Russia, Ukraine and the Tabernacle: War and peace

The Tabernacle, the month of Adar and Vladimir Putin: Patterns of divine synchronicity.

Russia, Ukraine and the Tabernacle: War and peace

Responding from the heart

The Temple sacrificial service: Who is it really for, G-d or man?

Responding from the heart

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Can a non-Jew study Torah?

Torah for everyone: Jews and gentiles together in the ultimate Divine plan of redemption.

Can a non-Jew study Torah?

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Adam, David, and the soul of Mashiach

Who is the real Messiah and what does Torah teach about him?

Adam, David, and the soul of Mashiach

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Challenge of these dark, dystopian Days: Whose side are you on?

Why the Land of Israel is important to non-Jews: A Noahide’s perspective.

Challenge of these dark, dystopian Days: Whose side are you on?

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Parashat Mishpatim: Torah for the real world

Moshe’s forty days and forty nights on Mount Sinai: The eternal truth of the Oral Torah.

Parashat Mishpatim: Torah for the real world

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Why the portion of the Sinai revelation is named after a non-Jew

Lessons learned from the life of Yitro for all sincere spiritual seekers.

Why the portion of the Sinai revelation is named after a non-Jew

The path to freedom

Why doesn’t G-d perform miracles for us today?

The path to freedom

Ancient and modern Pharaohs: Controlling the narrative

Timeless lessons of the Ten Plagues: “I am Hashem in the midst of the Land”.

Ancient and modern Pharaohs: Controlling the narrative

The crazy world of denial in Egypt

The Egyptian exile and redemption: A prequel to the great and final redemption.

The crazy world of denial in Egypt

Parashat Shemot: The emergence of Israel as a nation

The self-destructing cities of Pitom and Ramses: Running on the hamster wheel of exile.

Parashat Shemot: The emergence of Israel as a nation

The power of Jewish purity

Yosef HaTzaddik vs. Pope Francis: Some plain Torah talk about "sins of the flesh".

The power of Jewish purity

The eighth of Tevet, the Septuagint and the Golden Calf

The Torah’s universal message: Finding Hashem in a world of concealment.

The eighth of Tevet, the Septuagint and the Golden Calf

Fighting the kelipah of enlightened darkness

The meteoric rise of Joseph, master of dreams.

Fighting the kelipah of enlightened darkness

The eternal truth of Hanukkah

The experience of divine providence: Meet Yosef, the Master of Dreams.

The eternal truth of Hanukkah

Doing battle with our own angels – and winning

Understanding the Patriarch Yaakov’s profound statement: I am diminished by your kindness.

Doing battle with our own angels – and winning

What Torah did our forefathers study before Torah was given?

The adventures of Yaakov Avinu and the anniversary of Kristallnacht.

What Torah did our forefathers study before Torah was given?

The powers of Yaakov & Esav: An unending spiritual struggle

Welcoming Kislev, the month of dreaming: The time for making dreams come true.

The powers of Yaakov & Esav: An unending spiritual struggle

The continuum of the generations and life after death

Hebron, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, and the Jewish People's eternal connection to the Land of Israel.

The continuum of the generations and life after death

Sodom, city of cruelty: The Facebook capital of the world

The Patriarch Abraham vs. Benjamin Franklin: Hospitality to guests is greater than receiving the Shechinah.

Sodom, city of cruelty: The Facebook capital of the world

The long and winding road to self-knowledge and truth

Avraham’s search for the one true G-d: A question of desire.

The long and winding road to self-knowledge and truth

Where did the world go wrong?

The universal Noahide Laws, the Bedrock of human existence.

Where did the world go wrong?

The renewal of creation: Tap into the Divine energy of beginning

Out of the sukkah and into the house, to a wondrous new creation.

The renewal of creation: Tap into the Divine energy of beginning

The great escape: Sukkot, the Time of Our Joy

Sukkah, the ultimate symbol of true faith: The answer is blowing in the wind.

The great escape: Sukkot, the Time of Our Joy

Yom Kippur, the great reset that changes history

The universal power of Yom Kippur forgiveness: How does Torah define sin, and what makes repentance real?

Yom Kippur, the great reset that changes history

Rosh Hashanah’s universal message unites Jews and gentiles

On standing before Hashem at the renewal of creation.

Rosh Hashanah’s universal message unites Jews and gentiles

Overcoming the peril of existential angst and fear

Joy and thankfulness: The antidote to Amalek.

Overcoming the peril of existential angst and fear