Rose-Colored Glasses

Rose-Colored Glasses Shabbat’s Torah portion begins with Moshe begging God to let him enter the Land of Israel. “Please let me pass over there and see the good Land on the other side of the Jordan, this good mountain and the Lebanon” (Devarim, 3:23). As a rule, the...

One Day Soon

One Day Soon They’ll Come Home As Tisha B’Av approaches, I confess that my essays often chastise Jews who prefer to live in the Gentile lands of the Diaspora, just like the Spies in the Wilderness who refused to accept the oft-repeated commandment to make Aliyah. I am...

The True Torah

THE TRUE TORAH What can you do? Some people simply love to disagree. It doesn’t matter what I write, they’ll insist the opposite. If I say the sky is blue, they’ll reply that it isn’t really blue – it’s a spectrum of colors that looks blue due to atmospheric...

Don’t Listen to Me – Listen to Moshe

Don’t Listen to Me – Listen to Moshe Get ready to hear the Torah explained by the greatest Torah teacher of them all – Moshe Rabeinu, as we begin his review of the Torah in the Book of Devarim. In this week’s parsha, Moshe goes over the teachings of the Torah as the...

The Real Torah

The Real Torah As we approach Tisha B’Av, it is indeed a fitting time to take a new/old look at the Torah and at its eternal truths, which are as true for our time as they were in the times of Moshe Rabeinu. That’s one of the basic principles of the Torah – it...
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