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No excuses: You must immigrate to Israel

We did a great job of creating vibrant Jewish communities all over the world. But now we should be living in Eretz Yisrael.

No excuses: You must immigrate to Israel

Sad ironic message for the Jewish people

We need to ask and answer the question - In which direction are we headed?

Sad ironic message for the Jewish people

Israel: The state for all Jews

The State of Israel opened the door to a country to any and all Jews who want to come here.

Israel: The state for all Jews

What is between Holocaust, heroism and independence?

Some thoughts about the days that are part mournful and part celebration of the indestructibility of the Jewish heart and soul.

What is between Holocaust, heroism and independence?

Much more than commemorating the Exodus

Shabbat HaGadol is more than a pointer towards Pesach - it is the major postscript to it.

Much more than commemorating the Exodus

To be Jewish - in the smallest things

Our partnership with G-d in setting up the calendar.

To be Jewish - in the smallest things

Discovering your way forward and connecting your Jewish point

A Jew is supposed to be a good partner to his/her soul, meaning, to live a Torah life.

Discovering your way forward and connecting your Jewish point

Is the Jewish nation scattered and fractionalized?

We need to seriously change our attitudes towards how we argue with each other.

Is the Jewish nation scattered and fractionalized?

The war on Amalek never stops

We should remember what Amalek did to us, and other Amaleks throughout history have done to us.

The war on Amalek never stops

The dual personalities of the Jewish people

We are each part of Klal Yisrael. A singular unit, also with Mitzvot. Both identities are who we are. Neither should negate the other.

The dual personalities of the Jewish people

Sin is human, his correction is divine

The golden calf was a demonstration for our being human beings. Now we can improve.

Sin is human, his correction is divine

Between the temporal and the determine: To build a Temple

Let's not forget the heartfelt longing of the actual building of the Beit HaMikdash.

Between the temporal and the determine: To build a Temple

What does God really want from us? Our soul

We might not always live up to that level of commitment to G-d, but that is our target.

What does God really want from us? Our soul

Secret of faith: Agree to do before you hear God's demands

Understanding Torah and mitzvot is important, but must never be thought of as a condition.

Secret of faith: Agree to do before you hear God's demands

The simple and clear knowledge: This is what G-d asks of you

Our knowledge of what G-d did for us - and continues to do for us - is extremely crucial to our lives as Torah Jews.

The simple and clear knowledge: This is what G-d asks of you

Past, present, future - that's how everything connects

Hopefully, no matter how many pieces you read about the Jewish Calendar, you will always find something new to know and/or to ponder.

Past, present, future - that's how everything connects

Prophecy is alive and well in our time

Maybe we don't have new prophecy today, but we certainly have prophecy in our time.

Prophecy is alive and well in our time

The power of Jewish women that affects all generations

A tribute to the amazing women of the Jewish people.

The power of Jewish women that affects all generations

When G-d's plan is exploited by man

People can not use "this was G-d's intention" as an excuse for what they do.

When G-d's plan is exploited by man

The biggest gift of the Israeli nation

Long after we pack the Hanukkiot for another year, the messages and results of the Hanukkah victories and miracles continue.

The biggest gift of the Israeli nation

Learning from the past: The importance of Thanksgiving to God

The meaning of the past, the lessons for the future: We must be grateful for every positive step on our way.

Learning from the past: The importance of Thanksgiving to God

How are we supposed to react to Evangelical support of Israel?

We must never let our guard down. We must never be totally complacent with the turn of events.

How are we supposed to react to Evangelical support of Israel?

Follow the lesson of previous generations

It isn't always black and white, but we need to use the deeds of our ancestors - both good and bad - to discern what we should do.

Follow the lesson of previous generations

The way to learn the Torah

We believe that the Written Word and Oral Law combine to show us what G-d wants of us.

The way to learn the Torah

How do they call you? Not a simple question

The question of who a particular person is, gets different answers from different people. Which of them defines it more correctly?

How do they call you? Not a simple question

It's hard to be a Jew, but very rewarding

Parting advice: Remain faithful to Hashem, let that faith and trust keep growing.

It's hard to be a Jew, but very rewarding

When Robert De Niro connects with our ancestor Abraham

Who wants you for lifelong commitment? Covenant: God's commitment to man.

When Robert De Niro connects with our ancestor Abraham

Is there a contradiction between being Jewish and being human?

We believe that we are chosen and challenged for a spiritual quest like no others. But we need to remember that we are humans and Jews.

Is there a contradiction between being Jewish and being human?

The narrow bridge between the High Holy Days

What Yom Kippur should accomplish within each of us.

The narrow bridge between the High Holy Days

T'shuva: We can know a lot, but not everything

We don't know why G-d created the world, nor why He gave us free will, but we can hopefully see and understand the gift of T'shuva.

T'shuva: We can know a lot, but not everything

The power of the Jewish joy

There are Jews who do keep the mitzvot, but they do not do that with joy. They need to be shown the beauties of a Torah way of life.

The power of the Jewish joy

The basis for any stable regime: Judges and policemen

The gentle path to walk according to the Jewish laws and tradition.

The basis for any stable regime: Judges and policemen

The power of speech: How words can determine destinies

This is the main goal of Parshat Eikev: Hear what your mouth is talking about.

The power of speech: How words can determine destinies

The unique concerns of an extraordinary leader

Raise eyes heavenward and worship the sun or the moon or the stars - not to replace G-d, but to serve Him by honoring his creations.

The unique concerns of an extraordinary leader

Asking ourselves: What did we do to bring redemption closer?

How many Jews today, Torah observant Jews, do more than pay lip-service to the building of the Third Beit HaMikdash?

Asking ourselves: What did we do to bring redemption closer?

No excuses: You must come to Israel

We did a great job of creating vibrant Jewish communities all over the world. But now we should be living in Eretz Yisrael.

No excuses: You must come to Israel

Divine command: To keep the routine

It is every day and forever. It was made at Har Sinai, but it is daily and constant.

Divine command: To keep the routine

It's all about the Jewish law

What's the meaning of the enigmatic mitzvot? How does it affect us?

It's all about the Jewish law

The divisions in the Jewish world: History is repeating itself

The "story" of the spies and the "story" of Korach's rebellion are not just once-upon-a-time a long time ago stories.

The divisions in the Jewish world: History is repeating itself

The sin of the spies is alive and well in our own time

How do we correct a sin that affects an entire people?

The sin of the spies is alive and well in our own time