Amalek: The Danger of not having Doubts

In the world of behavioral psychology, one of the most powerful motivators for human behavior is doubt. Human nature dictates that as long as a person is sure of their beliefs and intentions, they cannot be stopped- one need not look farther than the inspiring example of the thousands of olim who come to Israel every year, […]

Behar/Bechukotai- A Land of Loyalty

Click here for printer-friendly PDF version A LAND OF LOYALTY Based on a d’var torah by Rav Chaim Jachter, a rebbe of mine and author of the Gray Matter series Parshat Bechukotai features quite possibly one of the scariest parts of the entire Chumash; the תוכחה (admonition), where the Jewish Nation is warned of what […]

Parshat Tzav/HaGadol- The Greatness of Sacrifice

Printer-Friendly version: Tzav73 The Greatness of Sacrifice This d’var torah is partially based on sources found in The Book of Our Heritage by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov This Shabbat, all of the Jews around the world will be celebrating שבת הגדול, the Shabbat before Pesach. While there are a few minor מנהגים of this Great Shabbat, the main celebration is in the […]