Steven Genack

Consolation is an integral part of mourning

Rav Soloveichik zt”l explained that comforting mourners, nichum avelim, is not just a fulfillment of kindness and the mitzvah of loving one's neighbor as oneself, but rather it is a kiyum in the avelut itself, , 8/5/2019, 2:41 PM

How to understand Shalom

What did the actions of Pinchas represent?, 7/17/2019, 10:59 PM

Sefer Vayikra has three portions named after a form of speech

In Kiddushin, Rav says that one of the ways to look into yuchsin, to see if a family is pure, is to see if they’re silent and stay away from machloket., 5/11/2019, 11:00 PM

The humblest man who walked the earth

The most well-known verse that “seems” to indicate Moshe’s humility is, “And God called to Moshe, and spoke to him out of the Tent of Meeting, saying…” (Leviticus 1:1) where the word Vayikra ends with a small aleph. , 3/17/2019, 9:09 AM

Yitro: No need for Fantasy Island

Was Yitro emblematic of a fantasy island scenario or was he in fact perfect, not needing any altered reality to bring him back in line?, 1/25/2019, 2:36 PM

Shoftim: The beginning and end of thoughts

Who doesn’t struggle with thoughts?, 8/17/2018, 2:40 PM

Shavuot: A day with no ritual

Why are there no special mitzvas- like matza or shofar for other holidays - on this holiday?, 5/16/2018, 7:59 PM