Every chapter, verse, word, and even letter in the Five Books of Moses is filled with meaning and timeless life lessons. Jews read this sacred text from a parchment Torah scroll in synagogue each year, with a different section (parsha) allocated to each week. Year after year we read the same parshas, always finding deeper meanings and new relevance to our lives and the world around us.

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  • Can You Disagree With The Whole World And Be Right?

    “Truth does not become more true because the whole world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”

  • Terrorism is Not New

    Right now, the good people of the world are scared. We find ourselves targeted by a savage death cult, and wonder when the next attack will occur.

  • One Should Taste Every Permitted Food

    Rav Chizkiya said in the name of Rav, “In the World to Come, every person will be called to account for everything his eyes saw, but of which he did not eat. 

  • What are the Noahide Laws?

    The Noahide laws are laws given by God to all mankind. They’re fairly straightforward, but like anything in matters of faith, there’s endless depth available for those who inquire.

  • RUN-DMC and Rebbe Nachman

    In youth, one learns to talk; in maturity, one learns to be silent.

  • The Jewish Valentine’s Day

    Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said, “Israel had no days as festive as the 15th of Av, when the maidens of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white… and dance in the vineyards.”

  • Comedians In The Talmud

    There have always been jokers among us. Their destiny is not like everyone else’s…

  • A Working Definition Of Love From Our Sages

    Sometimes love is best expressed by what we don’t do.

  • Rachel’s Tomb

    Our matriarch’s tomb looks tragically different today. Security walls, cameras and barbed wire guard the site from terrorism.

  • A Note to Young Rabbis from a Passionate Jew

    I was recently invited to give a talk to rabbinical students. The first thing I did to prepare was ask my kids, “When have you seen a rabbi being excellent?”

  • The Bride With Many Souls

    On the 15th of the Hebrew month of Av, the maidens of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white garments and dance in the vineyards.

  • Made in God’s Image

    Rabbi Akiva would say: Beloved is humanity, for we were created in the image [of God]

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