The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

The Egyptian Exile and the Exile of our Generation

​​​​​​​Yaakov finds it hard to leave the Land even to see Joseph and does so only after G-d's encouragement - and Judah's prepartation.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/24/2020, 1:26 PM
The power of song

The power of song

Rabbi Nachman:Jacob, when he sent his ten tribes to Egypt, sent with them a melody of Eretz Yisrael to be sung before the ruler..Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/17/2020, 8:00 PM
Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

Jelly or Chocolate: What are we filled with?

There is a very interesting connection between the holiday of Hanukkah and the Torah portion of the week. Joseph's pit is a parable.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/10/2020, 3:46 PM
A winning combination

A winning combination

Jacob's fear at meeitng Esau shows the merit of living in Israel. Even today, we must show the world that the land belongs to the Jews.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 12/4/2020, 11:12 AM
The power of thought

The power of thought

​​​​​​​A few words in the Zohar that seem to describe a geographical location provide insight into our entire.essence.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/26/2020, 8:00 PM
For whom are we praying?

For whom are we praying?

The way that Rivka and Yitzchak's prayers were answered teaches us that G-d has His own accounting when it comes to prayer.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/19/2020, 9:00 PM
Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

Did Avraham Avinu “love” G-d or “fear” Him?

At Avraham's tenth and most difficult test, Akeidat Yitzchak, the Torah praises him as "G-d-fearing," and not as one who loves G-d.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 11/5/2020, 9:41 PM
Where is Avraham’s resume?

Where is Avraham’s resume?

In our first encounter with Avraham, the Torah teaches us the basic knowledge that underlies the existence of the people of Israel.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/29/2020, 2:00 PM
The  'after the holidays' rain test

The 'after the holidays' rain test

​​​​​​​The Land of Israel desperately needs rain during the winter, so why postpone praying for rain for 15 days from the end of Sukkot?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/22/2020, 1:26 PM
Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Correcting a sin from the days of creation

Was the real sin of Adam and Eve impatience?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/15/2020, 7:00 PM
Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why rejoice at the end and not at the beginning?

Why is the holiday "Simchat Torah" celebrated when we complete the reading of the Torah, and not when we begin the new cycle?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/8/2020, 2:30 PM
The Scent of the Willow

The Scent of the Willow

There is an intrinsic reason why we need to hold the 4 species as we do. How does this connect to the true smell of the Arava?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 10/1/2020, 2:30 PM
The end of the end

The end of the end

Moshe Rabbeinu teaches us that it is always worthwhile to save the most important message for the end. Let's see how he does this himself.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 9/25/2020, 2:00 AM
 Saving the most important for last

Saving the most important for last

Just before his death, Moshe Rabbeinu remembered two mitzvot One is about correcting the group and the other about correcting the individualRabbi Shlomo Sobol, 9/11/2020, 2:00 AM
Confession of good?

Confession of good?

​​​​​​​Many think that in order to repent one must look evil, the affair teaches us that the secret of success is actually in looking good.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 9/3/2020, 8:03 PM
Is it all or nothing?

Is it all or nothing?

Do we say we are still in exile if everything is not perfect in Israel, or as religious Zionism does, show gratitude for what we do have.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 8/20/2020, 5:10 PM
Can we really choose between pizza and borekas?

Can we really choose between pizza and borekas?

Judaism teaches that we have free will, but there are scientists and philosophers who disagree. Is it possible to bridge the gap?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 8/13/2020, 2:58 PM
Just tell me what you want from me! - on Parshat Dvarim

Just tell me what you want from me! - on Parshat Dvarim

Everything that happens to us can can have a different interpretation. But how do we know which is right & how does this relate to COVID-19?Rabbi Shomo Sobol, 7/23/2020, 4:41 PM
Summarizing is the key to moving forward

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

We see the full picture when we make a summary and the Torah, in listing the journeys, teaches us to look at things in a broad perspective.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/16/2020, 2:39 PM
Zealot in deed and zealot in the heart

Zealot in deed and zealot in the heart

Despite Torah's praise for Pinchas' zealousness, educators throughout Jewish history don't do the same. So what is the Torah teaching us?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/9/2020, 1:52 PM
Good and bad are a matter of perspective

Good and bad are a matter of perspective

What is the difference between the students of Abraham and the students of Bilam? And what are the three levels of having a 'good eye?'Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/3/2020, 12:41 PM
"Sorry, I'm not good at this"

"Sorry, I'm not good at this"

The "Thirteen Principles" for those who want to get involved with matchmaking.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 7/2/2020, 7:51 AM
"Did you understand that?"

"Did you understand that?"

Intellectual commandments and auditory commandments - and the differences between them.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 6/25/2020, 1:54 PM
Who is the Korach of our day?

Who is the Korach of our day?

Korach asked a good question: If the whole nation is holy, why are only priests allowed in the Temple? The answer has implications today.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 6/19/2020, 11:03 AM
This is my native country - is it true?

This is my native country - is it true?

Even the Patriarch Abraham's homeland was not Israel, so what was his connection with the land - and ours today?Rabbi Shlomo Sobol , 6/12/2020, 8:42 AM
To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

To where did Jerusalem Day disappear?

Yom Yerushalayim was at first celebrated nationwide, but sadly, it has become a holiday limited to Religious Zionists.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 5/21/2020, 4:24 PM
Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Knowledge of the Torah is not enough to bring about a profound and real change in us

Like food which when digested becomes part of a person, when one delves into Torah it becomes part of him and he becomes a better person.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 5/15/2020, 10:30 AM
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

The power of Rashbi to see the pure essence of any Jewish soul is probably the main reason that millions of Jews visit his grave every yearRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 5/12/2020, 11:50 AM