May. 20, 2016 | CRACKING THE EGG SHELL


As we travel from Egypt to Mount Sinai during these days of Sefiras haOmer, we are reminded of the challenges of this season. Indeed, as I mentioned in a recent article, the ceaseless and almost-irresistible power of the evil inclination is constantly trying to pull us back into Egypt.  

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May. 13, 2016 | "A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS AND A HOLY NATION"


(Note to Readers: From Shabbos Chol ha Moed Pesach until Shabbos Dvarim (which will occur on 9 Av/August 13), there will be a discrepancy between the parsha which is read in Israel versus that which is read outside Israel. Our articles will follow the order of the parsha which is read outside Israel.)

When car windows were smashed in Far Rockaway during Passover, a resident was quoted in the news as saying: “I don’t really [care] about the … window. They didn’t touch a thing in [the car]. … It was obvious vandalism, and the question is, was there a motive? Why was this neighborhood targeted on Passover, our holiday?” 

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May. 06, 2016 | WHAT THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD EXPECT OF THE JEWISH NATION


(Note to Readers: From Shabbos Chol ha Moed Pesach until Shabbos Dvarim (which will occur on 9 Av/August 13), there will be a discrepancy between the parsha which is read in Israel versus that which is read outside Israel. Our articles will follow the order of the parsha which is read outside Israel.)

Passover is over. We have left Egypt and find ourselves in those special days called Sefiras HaOmer (Counting the Omer). We are marching towards Mount Sinai and literally counting the days until we arrive at that world-changing encounter with the Master of the Universe.  

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