Newsletter

FAREWELL TO THE PATRIARCHS


This week we say “goodbye” to the Patriarchs. “When Jacob finished instructing his sons, he drew his feet onto the bed; he expired and was gathered to his people.” (Genesis 49:33) 

view
CULTURE OF SELF-WORSHIP


The “wicked Greek kingdom” in the time of the Maccabeans was so dangerous that we commemorate our liberation thousands of years later. What was the problem? How exactly did the Greeks attempt “to make Your people Israel …. forget Your Torah and compel them to stray from the statutes of Your Will?” 

view

 

Recent Posts


Tags

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

Archive