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Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Questioning – The essence of Jewish Faith

Anyone who wants to get closer to G-d must first find the courage to question, even before any answer is available.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 08/01/2021 12:00
Our father Jacob did not die

Our father Jacob did not die

Rav Kook explains: “Our temporary existence is only one spark of the glory of everlasting life."Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 31/12/2020 14:30
What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

What kept Abraham from consulting with Sara on the Akedah?

The first and only instance in which he chose not to consult with Sara and to work alone led to her tragic death.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 11/11/2020 18:00
The never-ending journey of Lech Lecha

The never-ending journey of Lech Lecha

Perhaps it is this challenge of permanency and belonging that has shaped the concept of the eternity of Avraham’s future nation.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 30/10/2020 12:00
The power of permission

The power of permission

The Torah is not a joy-killing mechanism, but a system meant to refine the joys of life and elevate then to a spiritual dimension.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 15/10/2020 11:52
Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Rosh Chodesh Elul: Hashem is my Light and Salvation

Beginning Friday, we will say Psalm 27 each day until Hoshana Rabba. This year it will have special meaning.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 19/08/2020 22:00
New inner vision glasses for Life – Reflections on Parshat Re’eh

New inner vision glasses for Life – Reflections on Parshat Re’eh

At Mount Sinai, we were given a chance to reacquire the spiritual sense of sight, lost in Eden, that enables us to see the internal reality:Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 12/08/2020 14:33
Changing the culture of dispute

Changing the culture of dispute

The Sinat Chinam (baseless hatred) pandemic from which we have suffered for thousands of years needs the opposite of social distancing.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 27/07/2020 20:08
Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make  up

Hashem - I don't understand, but let us make up

The Holocaust is inexplicable to man, as is the Red Heifer. The question mark is the essence of Jewish faith.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 01/07/2020 15:34
The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is not hate

The opposite of love is apathy which can be more painful than hatred.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 27/06/2020 23:40
One letter can make all the difference

One letter can make all the difference

If we can just look around us and enjoy the fruits of our land – “ha-Aretz”.- we will find the courage to see the good and be grrateful.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 21/06/2020 06:15
Matan Torah and Da’at Torah

Matan Torah and Da’at Torah

With all the uncertainty about implications of the Coronavirus crisis, the courageous voice of Rabbi Rabinovich will be sorely missed.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 28/05/2020 08:59
Jerusalem the unifying city – COVID-19 Musings

Jerusalem the unifying city – COVID-19 Musings

If we wish to protect Jerusalem, it is imperative to change the prevailing culture of divisive and disrespectful discourse. Op-ed.Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 20/05/2020 18:58
Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

There is no halakhic significance to lighting bonfires, but there are strong halakhic injunctions to protect the environment. Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 11/05/2020 13:19