What does it take?

What does it take?

Humility is Only for the Strong Teshuva Only for the Humble, 9/10/2017, 10:32 AM
What's love got to do with it?

What's love got to do with it?

Love, yes, but also hard work., 9/5/2017, 7:06 PM
Data Plan? Who decides – you or your IPhone?

Data Plan? Who decides – you or your IPhone?

A Jew must be master of his movement in the world; he cannot allow himself to be swayed by outside forces.  , 8/17/2017, 8:41 PM
We're all in this together

We're all in this together

Comfort, presence and prayer., 8/2/2017, 5:36 PM
The present rests upon the past, the future upon the present

The present rests upon the past, the future upon the present

Make sure your children know from whence they came., 7/16/2017, 12:46 PM
Out of the  mouths of spin, propaganda,lies

Out of the mouths of spin, propaganda,lies

Cable, network, print media – we live in an “age of Bilaam,” the biblical "talking head.", 7/10/2017, 7:12 AM
Chukat: So hard to say goodbye

Chukat: So hard to say goodbye

A lesson in facing a loved one's death, here in the Parsha., 6/30/2017, 6:01 AM
Once is not enough

Once is not enough

, 5/23/2017, 4:37 PM
Shabbat and holidays: In the parts is the way to the whole

Shabbat and holidays: In the parts is the way to the whole

Sabbath and the holidays each have a unique role., 5/14/2017, 11:24 PM
Political correctness is no substitute for truth

Political correctness is no substitute for truth

We must show compassion and sensitivity to the person, not the act. , 5/5/2017, 10:11 AM
A simple task? A menial task? A mitzvah

A simple task? A menial task? A mitzvah

The kohanim would draw lots to determine who would have the privilege of cleaning the ashes!  , 4/8/2017, 11:35 PM
Vayakhel-Pekudei: Details

Vayakhel-Pekudei: Details

As God tends to our needs and wants, doesn’t it make sense to likewise orient ourselves to the needs and wants of our wives?, 3/24/2017, 11:54 AM
Student, scholar

Student, scholar

Inside and outside must match., 3/4/2017, 11:59 PM
Mishpatim: There are no alternative facts

Mishpatim: There are no alternative facts

How did we obey before we knew the facts?, 2/24/2017, 8:00 AM
Prepare!

Prepare!

There are many, many perspectives on how best to prepare but most of the various perspectives can be boiled down to a few universal steps. , 2/19/2017, 1:17 AM
As stands the tree, so stands the man: Singular and strong

As stands the tree, so stands the man: Singular and strong

The singularity of each tree is to be celebrated. Also that of man., 2/11/2017, 10:16 PM
Denial is not a river in Egypt

Denial is not a river in Egypt

Denial doesn’t mean there are no consequences., 1/30/2017, 9:16 AM
To grow, to become great

To grow, to become great

A new child is loved for what he may become..., 1/23/2017, 11:13 AM
Heasfu - Assemble!

Heasfu - Assemble!

The Divine Presence rests only on one in a state of happiness..., 1/14/2017, 11:14 PM
Rapa dreidels - what is hidden is never lost

Rapa dreidels - what is hidden is never lost

Rapa-Dreidels, Portugal and the Conversos , 12/27/2016, 6:00 PM
A mile in his shoes

A mile in his shoes

, 12/22/2016, 10:51 PM
Can we learn from Laban?

Can we learn from Laban?

Our galut in the secular world., 12/16/2016, 2:18 AM
Love and marriage

Love and marriage

There should be a break between falling in love and marriage., 12/8/2016, 12:19 AM
Matchmaking, a holy task

Matchmaking, a holy task

So important, so weighty, so meaningful is the decision that it is sometimes a wonder that any of us manage to cross that threshold!, 11/26/2016, 7:15 PM
Lot, who are you?

Lot, who are you?

, 11/13/2016, 8:15 AM
Until the waters lap at our feet

Until the waters lap at our feet

Knowledge and faith. Noach’s faith was driven by his intellect; it had no passion or emotional intensity. , 11/4/2016, 7:58 AM
Confession: The Klausenberger Rebbe and Rabbi Soloveitchik

Confession: The Klausenberger Rebbe and Rabbi Soloveitchik

The nullity of being and the greatness of being., 10/11/2016, 1:11 PM
Move de line

Move de line

Shalom Habayit.  Shalom Aleinu. A Plea for Peace and Understanding , 9/19/2016, 7:01 AM
To be pure; to be wholehearted: Devarim 18:13

To be pure; to be wholehearted: Devarim 18:13

A Jew’s faith must be complete. We believe., 9/8/2016, 10:18 PM
Fins and scales

Fins and scales

Fish, children and scholars., 9/4/2016, 12:25 AM
Eikev: Who's the stranger?

Eikev: Who's the stranger?

A mtzvah that appears 36 times in the Torah has to do with befriending the stranger, but to whom does it refer?, 8/25/2016, 12:10 PM
Who can legislate morality?

Who can legislate morality?

Can we be commanded not to covet?, 8/22/2016, 11:01 AM
We have had three weeks

We have had three weeks

Three Weeks to recreate a bond of Love, Respect and Passion. , 8/14/2016, 11:59 PM
Kashering and the art of living: Lessons from Matot-Masei

Kashering and the art of living: Lessons from Matot-Masei

In the world, of the world?, 8/5/2016, 9:15 AM
Chukat (Diaspora): To sing a new song

Chukat (Diaspora): To sing a new song

Our children and students., 7/17/2016, 1:20 AM
What our eyes see

What our eyes see

When we see “to discover” rather than “to spy”, we open ourselves up to the wonder and beauty before us., 7/4/2016, 2:10 PM
Behaalotcha (Diaspora): The gap year

Behaalotcha (Diaspora): The gap year

To teach, to inspire., 6/23/2016, 7:56 AM
For Shavuot: Humility is not weakness

For Shavuot: Humility is not weakness

How the labor of learning – unlike physical labor – can be anything but pleasant and wholesome. , 6/9/2016, 5:00 PM
 Not a negative does not a positive make

Not a negative does not a positive make

Respect and praise in the age of criticism., 6/2/2016, 9:23 PM
Behar (Diaspora):The numbers don’t lie

Behar (Diaspora):The numbers don’t lie

Balance and symmetry., 5/27/2016, 11:40 AM
Emor (Diaspora): Today, every day

Emor (Diaspora): Today, every day

Change and the challenge of life., 5/20/2016, 5:28 PM
A small people, a great impact

A small people, a great impact

Israel is a light unto the nations., 5/11/2016, 7:02 PM
Parshat Acharei Mot: Israel and morality

Parshat Acharei Mot: Israel and morality

When in Rome...?, 5/5/2016, 8:40 AM
Talk is Cheap

Talk is Cheap

Be quick to heal, not to judge. On the Women of the Wall., 4/14/2016, 10:16 AM
In the eye of the beholder

In the eye of the beholder

A good eye., 4/7/2016, 11:01 AM
Shmini: The stork and what its name means for us

Shmini: The stork and what its name means for us

Deeper meanings and understandings in a name., 3/31/2016, 9:15 AM
Distinguishing blessing from curse

Distinguishing blessing from curse

Did Mordechai provoke Haman?, 3/23/2016, 4:18 PM
Build a fence to protect you from yourself

Build a fence to protect you from yourself

OOPS! is no excuse., 3/16/2016, 10:29 PM
Revelation takes work

Revelation takes work

Holiness is a step by step engagement., 3/11/2016, 11:07 AM
Vayakhel: The power of beauty

Vayakhel: The power of beauty

Women, tzniut, holiness and the moon. , 3/3/2016, 9:36 AM
To approach the Divine

To approach the Divine

God gifts us with the ability to imitate His ways.  Imperfectly, yes.  But God-like nonetheless. , 2/27/2016, 9:21 PM
Tetzaveh: To Be Cloaked In Glory

Tetzaveh: To Be Cloaked In Glory

Clothes, modesty, holiness., 2/18/2016, 9:47 AM
Balance, the way of the Torah scholar

Balance, the way of the Torah scholar

Balance and real humility on the inside and out., 2/12/2016, 4:10 AM
Mishpatim: Sticks and stones

Mishpatim: Sticks and stones

Insults and how we react to them., 2/4/2016, 12:05 PM
Rejoice:  What meaning from adversity?

Rejoice: What meaning from adversity?

Beyond our hurt and our tears, what becomes of us and who we are?, 1/28/2016, 10:49 PM
Oh, to win the lottery!

Oh, to win the lottery!

The lure, and the curse, of sudden wealth, learned from the desert manna., 1/21/2016, 11:07 AM