Parashat Ki Tavo
Our sages state that the Mitzvah of giving the first fruits to the Cohen in the Temple, which our Parashah opens with,was the purpose of creation. How so? The offering of the first ripened fruits is the first demonstration of the culmination of human creation and working the land in order to bring its fruit to […]
At our core, we are very much the same.
A world famous lecturer is introduced with a long list of accolades and accomplishments, replete with terms such as “legendary” and “prestigious”. As he walks out of the hall, you can almost hear the incredible respect and veneration the crowd shows for him. But then, as he enters his home, he’s met with words that […]
It is customary to say selihot from the beginning of the month of Elul onwards. In the society we live in, the new year is frequently ushered in with levity and drinking, whereas in Judaism, the beginning of a new year is a solemn occasion, preceded by a month of soul-searching and repentance. The first […]
The owner of a modest grocery store foresees a serious blow to his business when two sizable supermarkets suddenly open shop next door to him. Determined to succeed, he quickly erects a large sign on his front door that reads “Main Entrance…” We are all surrounded by major supermarkets. Mega influencing factors surround us. […]