Danny Ginsbourg

The wondrous cleansing power of shame

Why did Yosef the Righteous deem it so critical that his brothers should be stricken by shame? Why the drawn out process of revealing himself?, 1/3/2020, 3:20 PM

Two words too many

The two words that changed Joseph's life., 12/18/2019, 1:59 PM

Gateway to Heaven

Yaakov Avinu was in great dread of his new ‘life.', 12/4/2019, 4:13 PM

Make each day yours: Avraham Avinu did!

The yearning to do chesed, does not stem from the needs of the recipient, but from the need of the giver., 11/20/2019, 7:42 AM

Such was Avraham Avinu

Why would Rashi say that Abraham was distressed because it was too hot for wayfarers to benefit from his hospitality - after all, there is no obligation to perform that mitzva unless people come by., 11/14/2019, 12:52 PM

Paradise lost

The real sin that caused Adam to be banished from the Garden of Eden., 10/25/2019, 1:44 PM

Let us all dwell in one Sukkah!

Why can one eat in a communal Sukkah and fulfill the mitzvah, while one needs one's own Four Species on the first day of the holiday?, 10/13/2019, 9:21 AM

The wondrous third vidui of the Cohen Gadol

The High Priest's third vidui, confession, is: I confess, but they did it., 10/8/2019, 7:36 AM

Serve Hashem besiimcha - and so will your children!

Our simcha in doing Mitzvot should be greater than our joy in any other activity, whatsoever., 9/19/2019, 5:12 AM

Rosh Chodesh Elul and its connection to Parashat Re'eh

Hashem ‘gives’ us the ability to RE'EH -‘see’ - the correct path to follow, so as to merit to do Teshuva, and to be judged to a good year on the Day of Judgement, HAYOM., 8/30/2019, 3:27 PM

The gift of 'yirat Hashem', the fear of G-d

Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch: by giving Him the one thing  he asks of us, יראת ה׳, we show Him our הכרת הטוב: our gratitude, for all that He does for us, each and every minute of our lives!, 8/25/2019, 10:19 PM

Masei: Seeing is believing

It is human nature to doubt that which we do not see with our own eyes; at the very least, the ‘truth’ of the events is not fully ‘accepted’ in our hearts., 7/27/2019, 11:31 PM

Chukat:(Israel) Take the staff in your hand so as not to use it!

If Hashem’s Intention was that Moshe should ‘only’ speak to the rock, why was he commanded to take the staff?, 7/3/2019, 12:00 PM

And as for Aaron, what is he?

Why, then, does Moshe say to Korach(16:11)’And as for Aaron, what is he:- מה הוא, that you protest against him?’ , 6/27/2019, 12:00 PM

Tizku lemitzvot - may you merit performing G-d's commandments!

How far, with the passage of time, we have fallen in our love of mitzvot..., 6/12/2019, 4:08 PM

The Ten Commandments were given 'בשבילי':- for ME

The 10 Commandments are written in the singular. Why? And how a desire for honor and position - take note, politicians - can make one give up the World to Come., 6/5/2019, 4:49 AM

Be Holy: sanctify Hashem’s Name!

Whilst the level of holiness varies according to the ‘levels’ of the individual, it is equally binding on all - Netivot Shalom., 4/30/2019, 8:36 AM

A tale of two he-goats: Acharei Mot (+ Eruv Tavshilin laws)

Identical goats, one to the temple and the other to the desert. Why? The Meshech Chochma gives a briliiant answer., 4/25/2019, 3:30 PM

Two Divine gifts

Insights on Parashat Metzora., 4/7/2019, 10:00 AM

How can man overcome ‘improper thoughts’?

Thought precede transgressions so it is important to control them. , 3/17/2019, 9:35 AM

Work that gets done of itself

What does the Torah's phrase descrbing Shabbat as "a day of complete rest for Hashem" mean?, 3/2/2019, 8:26 PM

The worst character trait of all

Is it good or bad to be stiff-necked?, 2/21/2019, 8:11 AM

Tetsave: The flame that rises by itself

Educators find a message in the word used in the instructions for lighting the menorah., 2/13/2019, 7:13 PM

The person before you is you!

You must look at the poor man as if he could be you., 2/5/2019, 5:18 PM

Bo: Divine mockery

On a literal reading of the events in the parasha, one might conclude that there was a battle between two forces, and that the stronger one, Hashem, was the victor., 1/9/2019, 9:19 PM

Moses' complaint

Moses complained, our forefathers did not., 1/1/2019, 7:19 AM

Dishonesty in financial dealings is a double abomination

This week's Parsha shows how the anti-Semitic mind works - the Jews took our money and became rich on it., 12/25/2018, 7:43 AM

The most priceless gift: a smile!

What is 'white-toothed from milk?', 12/17/2018, 1:00 PM

Miketz: Joseph the righteous

What was so righteous about Joseph? , 12/2/2018, 7:06 AM

Let me sing my song!

How can it be that Jacob blessed the angel whom he overcame?, 11/21/2018, 7:44 AM

Never stop ascending!

No matter how much you have studied, there is more., 11/14/2018, 10:22 PM

The timeless legacy of our first two Matriarchs

What is the mutual spiritual identity of our first two "Imahot"?, 11/5/2018, 9:45 AM