“In the generation when [Moshiach] the son of Dovid will come, Torah scholars will decrease. And [as for] the rest [of the people], their eyes will become worn out through grief and anxiety. Numerous troubles and harsh decree will be appearing anew. Before the first [trouble] is over, a second one will … appear…. The meeting place will be [used] for licentiousness [and]… whoever turns away from evil will be [considered] foolish….” (Tractate Sanhedrin 97a)read more
There is a long and rather surprising end to this week’s Torah Portion, beginning with the words, “these are the offspring of Esau ….” (Genesis 36:9) I counted thirty-four verses, listing name after name of the descendants of possibly the most evil person in history! Why does the Torah want us to know the descendants of Esau?
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.