Newsletter

HOW CAN STONES PROTECT US?


Imagine the scene: Jacob is fleeing from Esau, on his way to find a wife in the home of Laban. He is completely alone, as if there is no one else in the world, and – “because the sun had set” and darkness surrounded him – he finds the need to protect himself in this lonely, dark world. So he arranges twelve stones around his head.  

view
FOUR WORDS


This is a final notice from Internal Revenue Services to inform you that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. Please call the following number immediately …..” 

view
THE REAL SUPREME COURT


Not only do we read the Torah portion of Balak this week, but we read it on the Seventeenth of the month of Tammuz, the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached. This was an attack on spirituality itself, an attempt to drive the Master of the Universe out of His own world!  

view
THE PATH OUT OF EXILE


I believe that it is appropriate during the Sefiras HaOmer countdown between Passover and the holiday of Shavuos to contemplate our own life and our relationship to events in the world around us. Especially in this era of history, a realistic assessment of world events is likely to lead one closer to the Master of the Universe, as it becomes increasingly clear that we cannot depend on the surrounding culture.  

view

 

Recent Posts


Tags

United Nations ancestors secret bible Maimonides Sukkah redemption Baku Red Heifer locusts Judaism chaos Malbim Ishmeal Amram Faith Jewish People kesuba Moshaich Babylon Matisyahu world to come Song of Songs Moshe slavery siddur Chol haMoed materialism mikveh, Sabbath Mordechai Ezekiel messiah judgement shofar sanctity Ammon Golden Calf persecution Pinchas Passover three weeks Moses Holy Ark Day of Judgement Balak king evolution prophet Samuel fault enemies Bilaam Protective edge eternity bird menorah Master of the Universe tablets Chanukah Torah portion Exodus Sefiras haOmer kiddush Passover Seder priests miracle spirituality resurrection Solomon liberation Lot heavenly throne Ishmael Genesis cries danger Jewish festival Isaiah Parsha Zohar Holy Temple Jewish holidays Galil Holocaust kosher holiday prophet peace salvation self-worship lights Edom Talmud Isaac Matriarchs Yom Kippur terrorist Sages Raiders of the Lost Ark Temple Sarah Rabbis synagogue miracles repentance terror terrorists Rabbi Akiva Shabbos rain rosh chodesh Hebrew yeshiva soul bris milah New Moon Hashem Samuel the Prophet Golus dreams Gog water Pharaoh seder Moshiach Western World heavenly gates Red Sea sun deluge logic Jacob Psalms Abrahem culture ethics Holiness murder automobiles Abraham light alone Divine presence survival Amalek biblical Yerushalayim fear yarmulke God night Jewish incense evil inclination spies Egypt Teshuva mikveh rabbi Zechariah Dead Sea shmittah Torah scholars sin meraglim High Holy Days cholent chessed terrorism fragrance pain America Rashi blessing Chofetz Chaim High Priest Leah prophets Children of Israel David Achashveirosh Solar eclipse Rome Western Wall Earth Garden of Eden Magog Tu b'Av Tu b'Shvat keys Jeremiah Babylonia Midrash Tefillin Yaakov 2020 Vision media Samuel Creator Ruth Rachel Mount Sinai mitzva Chafetz Chaim tears compassion Hasmoneans trees Sea of Galilee Terror Attack in Jerusalem prayers G-d Jews death angel slaves patriarchs Judgement Day Zion, Angel plague heaven Miriam Tallis King of the Universe Esther shield of Abraham Blame Angel of Death Ashkenazi Day of Atonement flood Final redemption Benjamin exile Eglon Second Temple Boaz Israel moon minyan Haman Nation of Israel song Judah gossip spiritual missiles commandment idolatry Shushan Moab King Solomon Zion Miraglim King David pray Hagar Mount Hermon eternal Tisha b'Av Laban Beit Hamikdash Sodom India Maccabeans repent tabernacle leprosy Joseph Mount Zion sacrifices darkness Sephardi esrog war Avraham holy Sukkos redeemer Shechina forefathers evil Golan Rosh Hashana Land of Israel earthquake Bais Hamikdosh angels Ishamael Greeks matzos Father in Heaven Banias tremors barley Torah Adam Heavenly Mercy Psalm Macabees Sabbath Canaan Rebbe Temple Mount Repentence Holy land Chanukkah brotherhood Rebecca Noah stones idol Esau Eve prayer Aharon stars Lunar eclipse End of Days Purim Tzuk etan Geula prayer book violence purity Ten Commandments patriarchs'matriarchs Jerusalem kinneret Rosh Hashanah creation hubris Europe Elul paradise fires Prophecy Jew mitzvos Shavuos

Archive