My chavrusa (study partner), a respected rebbe in Yerushalayim, mentioned a disturbing conversation he had with one of his talmidim, who asked, “If marijuana is legal, why shouldn’t we smoke it?” In other words, why shouldn’t we be on drugs?
The Talmud discusses the generation before Moshiach. “It was taught in a Baraisa: Rabbi Nechemia says: [In] the generation when the son of David will come, insolence will increase; honor will dwindle; the vine will produce its fruit, yet wine will be expensive; the entire kingdom will turn to heresy and there will be no rebuke.” (Sanhedrin 97a)
Working Towards Moshiach
We live in chaotic times. No secret there. But with Torah as our guide, we can rise above the tumult, just as Noah’s Ark rose above the floodwaters of a drowning world.
Organized according to the weekly pershah, Working Towards Moshiach is a spiritual boost in the arm against troubled times. Roy Neuberger’s inspiring mix of Torah insights, stories and personal reflections provides the beacon of light and encouragement we all need to see beyond today’s headlines.