America the Imploding

Last week, the esteemed Rabbi Beryl Wein wrote a blog post entitled “IMPLOSION” (America’s spiralling downfall)Rabbi Wein , world renown and well respected Rabbi, Lawyer, Historian and  Author has been increasingly concerned about the recent turn of...

You Wept in Vain

Based on chapter Shelach, in Eretz Yisroel in the Parsha , by Rabbi Moshe Lichtman, Devorah Publishing 2006 Chazal  have a tradition that the sin of the spies took place on the ninth of Av and on that night, Hashem told the people of Israel, “You wept in...
Why Must We Always Suffer?

Why Must We Always Suffer?

  Adapted from The book “Eretz Yisorel and the Parsha, by Rabbi Moshe Lichtman, Devora Publishing, 2006 Maharal notes a Gemara in Berakhot that says that three gifts from God are acquired only with yisurim, (suffering): Torah, Israel, and the World to Come....

From Aliya Skeptic to Aliya Bully

When my husband brought the up the idea that we should make aliya in late 2000, I laughed it off as  a ridiculous idea. We had 3 little kids in great Baltimore Jewish schools,  I had the job of my dreams, and we loved the kehilla we belonged to, (Rabbi Menachem...
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