Balak- Man’s Plans are No Laughing Matter

Based on Torah originally taught by Rav Shalom Miller. Karl Marx, German-born Jew and author of The Communist Manifesto, was once quoted as saying “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” While this quote could apply to many situations, to Marx’s own ancestors, history’s repetition is far from a farce. Unfortunately, the Jewish […]

Parshat Vayishlach- There are no ‘con’s in conflict

(כִּי-רָאִיתִי אֱלֹקים פָּנִים אֶל-פָּנִים” (ל”ב:ל”א” The following d’var torah is based on a shiur given by Rav Shalom Miller, one of my rabeim at Machon Lev, and is dedicated in commemoration of the recent tenth yahrtzeit of my great-grandmother Ellen Schloss Neuman, מרים בת פנחס ע”ה. As Mark Twain once said “It’s not the size of […]