Parashat Emor – Yom Yerushalayim
The Jewish calendar celebrates and commemorates events that span over 3,300 years. At the end of this month, Iyar, we will be celebrating the newest addition to our event calendar, Yom Yerushalayim, the day of the unification of Jerusalem during the 1967 War. Jerusalem has been described as the very heart of the Jewish people, […]
Parashat Acharie Mot and Kedoshim – A College Drop Out
“He doesn’t have a Ph.D.; he’s a college drop-out. Why would you pick him for the job?” “Because he’s got a ton of experience! His name is Steve Jobs.” Teaching information is not what it’s all about. Children (even as old as college students) don’t understand the value of money until they have to pay […]
Parashat Tazria-Taharot – We don’t see things the way they are, we see them the way WE are.
This week, the Torah describes the types of defilement that a person can be afflicted by that emanate from the person himself. They are described as skin lesions that affect the body and hair. Although it is manifested in a person’s body, our sages tell us that it is caused by a spiritual malaise, namely […]
Parashat Shemini – What Will They Say?
The dog came to the heavenly court with a complaint: “I am completely degraded down on earth!” he cried. “The lion, which tears other animals apart, is honored as the king of the jungle, while my name is thrown around in a derogatory way! Who helps blind people walk? Who is considered man’s best friend? […]