Rabbi Lazer Gurkow

Is G-d in your heart?

Is G-d in your heart?

A tabernacle can be built by deeds, but the most important tabernacle is built in the heart.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 3/13/2021, 10:43 PM
Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

Thoughts on Purim: How should we respond to Antisemitism today?

We can’t change who we are, so even if we change what we do, it won’t stop antisemitism. So how do we respond to racism?Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/26/2021, 9:10 AM
Torah study is different from other mitzvot

Torah study is different from other mitzvot

Good intentions are wonderful, but they are not everything.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/20/2021, 6:42 PM
The Robinhood culture

The Robinhood culture

Can you imagine such self-effacement that not even losing your life’s work can dissuade you from seeking truth? Robinhood vs. Torah.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 2/4/2021, 11:00 AM
The trust test

The trust test

We can only be sanguine about the future with a healthy dose of trust. Otherwise, we panic, and panic becomes a self-fulfilling prophecyRabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/30/2021, 8:57 PM
Bo: The Army

Bo: The Army

An essay based on a discourse that the Lubavitcher Rebbe delivered on Shabbat Parashat Bo in 1961.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/22/2021, 1:00 PM
G-d is in control

G-d is in control

It was at this time of year that Pharaoh declared that G-d is in control. And with COVID, we are coming to terms with something similar.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 1/15/2021, 9:21 AM
Diaspora Judaism

Diaspora Judaism

The greatest miracle of history is the survival of diaspora Judaism. The greatest question is where it is headed today.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 12/31/2020, 8:23 AM