Oct. 12, 2018 | A HUMBLE MAN RIDING UPON A DONKEY


In this week’s Torah Portion, life on this planet is destroyed. I believe the Torah is showing us that everything in the material world is vulnerable. Since mankind has left the Garden of Eden, life has been a cycle of destruction and rebirth. We depend on Hashem’s promise of techias Hamaisim (Resurrection of the Dead). Just as “Noah” is the second Torah Portion, so “Techias Hamaisim” is the second blessing in Shemoneh Esreh: “And You [Hashem] are faithful to revive the dead!” 

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Sep. 21, 2018 | A WORLD OF LIGHT


The sukkah is the most amazing place in the world.  

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Sep. 07, 2018 | WHY DID HASHEM CREATE DARKNESS?


Early this summer, my wife and I flew to Moscow. We left New York in the afternoon. I davened mincha (the afternoon prayer) on the plane and waited for dark so that I could daven maariv (the evening prayer).  

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