The true hero of Rosh Hashanah

The true hero of Rosh Hashanah

Insights into topics in Judaism., 8/27/2018, 6:27 AM
Cheating the government

Cheating the government

Insights into Judaism., 8/19/2018, 2:37 PM
Insights into Judaism: Appreciating the  trees; outlook on divorce

Insights into Judaism: Appreciating the trees; outlook on divorce

Understanding topics in Judaism., 8/14/2018, 4:40 AM
Insights into Judaism:  Facebook, Jewish contributions to civilization

Insights into Judaism: Facebook, Jewish contributions to civilization

Short explanations about issues that relate to the Torah-observant lifestyle., 7/30/2018, 7:55 AM
Insights into Judaic topics: Sanctions for adultery

Insights into Judaic topics: Sanctions for adultery

Adultery, secular studies, the word "ploni"., 7/23/2018, 2:30 PM
Why blame ourselves?

Why blame ourselves?

Wouldn't Babylon and Rome have destroyed the Temples anyway?, 7/18/2018, 3:40 PM
Synagogue seats

Synagogue seats

Insights and information on Judaism., 7/10/2018, 9:06 AM
Pinchas and  Elijah

Pinchas and Elijah

Insights into the Torah Reading., 7/5/2018, 2:03 PM
Insights into Judaism

Insights into Judaism

Blaming religion. Taking 3 steps backward., 6/25/2018, 11:54 AM
How to be a diplomat

How to be a diplomat

Insights into the Torah reading., 6/21/2018, 4:17 AM
Poverty

Poverty

Insights into various topics from the Torah point of view: Poverty, a taxi to hospital on Shabbat, washing before bread., 6/13/2018, 12:28 PM
Is G-d real or an idea?

Is G-d real or an idea?

Insights into Judaism., 6/4/2018, 1:14 PM
Insights into Beha'alotcha

Insights into Beha'alotcha

Thoughts on various topics in the weekly portion., 5/31/2018, 9:18 AM
Insights into Judaism

Insights into Judaism

Pouring out the water, lavish simchas, the thread of blue., 5/27/2018, 4:32 AM
Oz Torah: Shavuot

Oz Torah: Shavuot

Insights into Judaism: The date of the holiday, foliage in shul, Book of Ruth, staying up all night to learn., 5/16/2018, 12:12 PM
Behar-Bechukotai: Mountains and molehills

Behar-Bechukotai: Mountains and molehills

Insights into Judaic subjects., 5/8/2018, 5:00 PM
Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Insights into different aspects of Jewish heritage., 5/1/2018, 12:45 PM
Are miracles really so miraculous? How does genetics affect a kohen?

Are miracles really so miraculous? How does genetics affect a kohen?

Insights into questions on Judaism., 4/23/2018, 9:18 AM
Turning Yom Ha'atsmaut into a festival

Turning Yom Ha'atsmaut into a festival

Are we allowed to do that? And how should we act toward the flag?, 4/18/2018, 7:37 PM
Gambling, hunting, fur coats in Jewish law

Gambling, hunting, fur coats in Jewish law

What does halakha have to say about gambling, fur coats and going hunting?, 4/2/2018, 8:19 PM
Happy or sad on Seder night? And how about a timetable?

Happy or sad on Seder night? And how about a timetable?

The dilemma posed by the Seder and how to make a reasonable timetable that allows for discussion without reaching the small hours., 3/28/2018, 6:59 AM
Messing with Maimonides: Vayikra

Messing with Maimonides: Vayikra

One little alef and such a fuss., 3/14/2018, 9:53 PM
The rehabilitation of Purim

The rehabilitation of Purim

The modern Jewish reform movement began in the 19th century by criticising Purim and accused it of fostering a spirit of revenge, though later it changed its mind., 3/1/2018, 1:38 PM
The Fast of Esther

The Fast of Esther

The fast begins at dawn on Wednesday, February 28 and lasts till sundown the same day., 2/27/2018, 11:46 PM
Fur coats and the number 13

Fur coats and the number 13

Insights into topics in Judaism., 2/12/2018, 10:52 PM
Mishpatim: Church and state

Mishpatim: Church and state

Insights into the Torah reading for this Shabbat., 2/7/2018, 4:47 PM
What is kosher clothing?

What is kosher clothing?

Kosher clothing and other insights into Jewish topics., 2/5/2018, 2:28 PM
Whisky on a yahrzeit and saying Kaddish

Whisky on a yahrzeit and saying Kaddish

Insights into Judaism., 1/29/2018, 7:23 AM
Fallen rabbis

Fallen rabbis

Issue in Jewish life and law., 1/15/2018, 10:58 AM
Humpty Dumpty and the new words

Humpty Dumpty and the new words

The twisting of words like "peace" and "martyrdom" and "truth" have made them into deformed shadows of their real meanings. , 1/13/2018, 6:57 PM
Original sin and immortality

Original sin and immortality

Insights into Torah issues., 1/9/2018, 10:30 PM
Wise women and an enduring legacy

Wise women and an enduring legacy

Insights into the Torah reading., 1/7/2018, 9:58 PM
What is a 'mamzer'?

What is a 'mamzer'?

Clearing up misconceptions about what a mamzer is - and another insight into what it means to be rich., 1/2/2018, 5:57 AM
I am your brother

I am your brother

Insights into this week's Torah reading., 12/22/2017, 10:34 AM
Are there 36 hidden saints?

Are there 36 hidden saints?

The 'lamed vavniks' and striving to be a better Jew., 12/18/2017, 4:32 PM
Seven different Hanukkahs

Seven different Hanukkahs

Insights into the holiday., 12/13/2017, 11:41 AM
A Hanukkah alphabet

A Hanukkah alphabet

A way to remember how to celebrate the holiday that begins next Tuesday night., 12/5/2017, 11:52 AM
Divinity and the dinosaurs

Divinity and the dinosaurs

How old is the world and how to design a synagogue., 11/20/2017, 5:53 AM
Organized religion

Organized religion

The Torah warns us against doing what is right in our own eyes., 11/13/2017, 7:37 AM
Leaving home

Leaving home

Insights into Lech lecha., 10/26/2017, 5:55 AM
Were Adam and Eve Jewish?

Were Adam and Eve Jewish?

The rabbi answers this and other questions about the creation of man., 10/16/2017, 8:05 AM
Insights on the Torah reading: Breishit

Insights on the Torah reading: Breishit

G-d created beginnings., 10/13/2017, 7:35 AM
Insights on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Insights on Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Prayers for rain. Flags, dancing and love of Torah., 10/11/2017, 11:03 AM
Fascinating insights on Sukkot

Fascinating insights on Sukkot

Features on the holiday of Sukkot that enrich your understanding. , 10/3/2017, 11:04 PM
How Yizkor began

How Yizkor began

Insights for Yom Kippur., 9/26/2017, 8:17 AM
What is a Din Torah?

What is a Din Torah?

Insights into Judaism. Rabbinic courts as arbitrators., 9/3/2017, 5:03 PM
Mezuzah and luck

Mezuzah and luck

Insights into topics in Judaism., 8/30/2017, 1:47 PM
Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Insights into Torah topics., 8/20/2017, 12:33 AM
What an unusual name for a Torah portion

What an unusual name for a Torah portion

Insights into parshat Eikev. , 8/9/2017, 11:13 AM
Bread and war

Bread and war

Insights into Torah topics., 8/7/2017, 7:55 AM
Orthodoxy and Reform

Orthodoxy and Reform

In the Bet Hillel-Bet Shammai dispute, both sides are within the halakhic loop., 7/18/2017, 6:49 AM
Compulsory education

Compulsory education

Insights into the Torah view on various issues., 6/27/2017, 1:35 PM
We want Moshiach now

We want Moshiach now

Torah insights for the reader., 6/19/2017, 10:32 AM
Shavuot: What did we celebrate?

Shavuot: What did we celebrate?

Insights into the holiday we have just celebrated that we can take with us., 6/1/2017, 6:08 PM
The punishment of Aaron's sons

The punishment of Aaron's sons

Insights into the parsha and Judaism., 5/3/2017, 11:21 AM
Insights into Remembrance and Independence

Insights into Remembrance and Independence

Jewish hearts and minds always turn to Israel., 4/30/2017, 7:07 AM
Ritual impurity, Jewish doctors and having a baby

Ritual impurity, Jewish doctors and having a baby

Inisghts into Judaism connected to the parsha., 4/25/2017, 11:13 AM