Crossing the Narrow Bridge

It had only been 40 days since the revelation of Hashem and His Torah at Sinai, and somehow the unthinkable had occurred. While Moshe is completing the Divine shiur above, and while Hashem is handing him the tablets, written and carved by Hashem Himself, the people down below have become corrupt; they have made a […]

Lighting the Fire: Tending the Flame

From the time of Moshe Rabbeinu’s birth until his death he is at the very root and core of our Torah. He is the greatest of prophets and a most treasured leader. And yet, when we open parshat Tetzaveh he is nowhere to be found. While we, the readers, know well that HaShem is speaking […]

Far From False

In a deceptively tiny sentence fragment, we are presented with a challenging commandment. Our days often include dishonesties of various proportions, sometimes to others, and sometimes to ourselves. We tend to bend the truth to protect interests and egos. And so a simple mitzva can be daunting indeed. See: 23: 7 – Keep far from falsehood… […]

Inspired Applause

Last week my husband and I went to hear the Be’er Sheva orchestra play in the Jerusalem Theater as a guest orchestra. They played Beethoven’s 7th symphony which is one of  the most complex and important pieces Beethoven composed. The conductor took the stage and after their first warm up piece he did something uncharacteristic […]

Post on Your Door

This shiur is an adaptation of a shiur sent out in 5761. It seems that the events of the last few months have brought such issues to the attention of many Jewish students living on college campuses. We all hope and pray for times that we can all feel safe to practice our religious beliefs […]