Shabbat Message

The story of the Israelites wandering in the desert teaches us a valuable lesson about balancing individuality and community. Each tribe had its own flag and position, showcasing their uniqueness. […]

As we prepare to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim next week, the day marking the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, we reflect on the meaning of this holy city’s name. The name […]

Like the ones that we Love

The landmark of 75 years of the Jewish state is being celebrated this Wednesday. The Jewish people are like one large family. While we may love each other, it is […]

Embrace the Child

One of the fundamental aspects of the Passover Seder is “Vehigadita L’vinchah” – telling the story of Passover to our children. However, this commandment is relevant whether there are children […]

Love is in the Details

In this week’s Torah portion, the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) is described in great detail, taking up 371 sentences, while the creation of the world is described in just […]

When the Torah details the collection made to build and support the Tabernacle. G‑d states “Take for Me an offering.” You would think He would say “give me an offering” […]

Inspiration that Lasts

Last week, the Jewish people had an awe-inspiring experience at Mount Sinai. This week’s Parsha emphasizes the importance of translating that experience into practical rules and guidelines. We cannot simply […]

There are many lessons taught in Jewish tradition gleaned from the comparison of humans to trees. The seasons of the tree remind us to see the whole picture of life: […]

Freedom = Accountability

The first commandment that the newly freed Jewish nation received is the blessing of the new moon: marking the introduction of the lunar calendar. The lunar calendar adds another element […]

When it comes time to initiate certain plagues, Moses passes the stick to his brother to hit the earth and water that trigger each plaque. He refuses to do it […]