parsha

PARSHAT BESHALAH: Being ‘God’s hand’

When we work toward positive goals, when we try to add holiness to human reality, we merit being the “hand of God.”

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
07/02/2020
There will still be antisemitism in 2020 – here’s why
Move forward, now

We will not accomplish everything, but as 2020 starts, we should jump from the starting line and demonstrate what we are capable of doing.

By DAVID GEFFEN
10/01/2020
‘JACOB WRESTLING with the Angel,’ fresco of Eugène Delacroix.
Jacob’s & Herzl’s struggle

Herzl’s interpretation of Jacob’s conflict also is indicative of his own.

10/01/2020
FAITH IN God allows us to see beyond the horizon
Parashat Vayishlach : The light at the end of the night

Faith in God allows us to see beyond the horizon; to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when that light is still hidden.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
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Parashat Vayetze: Gratitude – acknowledging truth

Judah, of course, did not intend to express gratitude to Tamar for what she had done. He meant to admit the truth.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT VAYELECH: The initial foundations of teshuva

This is not a time of self-flagellation, but our chance to take a realistic look at with what spiritual food we nourish our soul.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT KI TAVO: Repairing relationships

This commandment expresses the farmer’s Jewish compassion that gives him the responsibility for others’ fate.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT BEHA’ALOTCHA: Humility, trust and loyalty

Everyone is welcome to climb up and whoever makes the effort will attain results.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
PARASHAT BEHUKOTAI: Jewish instinct

Although learning Torah is counted as one of the Torah’s commandments, it stands alone and unique above all the other commandments.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
Parashat BEHAR: Giving charity to guarantee dignity

The ‘highest level’ of charity per Maimonides is not to support the poor financially, but to prevent a person from becoming poor.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
10/01/2020
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