Sunday, / July 3, 2022
Articles Filed Under “Weekly Torah Thought”
Almonds?! From Aaron’s Staff?
What the almonds that sprung from Aaron’s staff have to say about overthinking good ideas
The Long Way Around
The spies sent to scout the Land of Israel took an unusual approach with a universal message
The Perfect Verb
An unlit candle is only missing one tiny detail, but that tiny detail is its entire purpose
Happiness is Next to Kindness
Practically speaking, how does one "add in joy"?
Two Counts, One Number
What are we supposed to do today with the idea that everyone was healthy?
Moses Lighting the Menorah?!
Why suddenly does the Torah emphasize that it’s Moshe who is delivering G-d’s message to the people?
How To Host A King
What food will you serve? How will you address the king?
Uninterested, But Caring
The Torah tells us we are obligated to lend money whenever someone asks for a loan. And without interest.
Spiritual Hierarchy Or Anarchy?
If we each have a direct connection to G-d, why is there a need for spiritual leadership?
Paths Through The Sea
The splitting of the Red Sea, the dramatic finale to the Jewish People’s Exodus from Egyptian bondage, began when Moshe heeded G-d’s instruction to lift…
A Traditional Revolution
Why does G-d seem to drive home the superiority of Moshe's forefathers?
Moshe: An Egyptian?
Why would the Torah record such a derogatory description of the Jewish People’s most distinguished teacher?
Life Is Not A Circus
Tempting danger makes for a good story, but moral responsibility makes for a better life
Grappling With Tragedy
So much suffering begs the question, for what? Why do the Jewish people suffer so?
Never Be Satisfied With Yesterday’s Leftovers
We're always seeking ways to get ahead in life. But when it comes to our spiritual development, we often get stuck in place.
Nearly Distant
Across the river, we could see the continuation of our road – just as depicted on the map. The only problem was that there was…
Aware But Alive!
A Russian soldier was being disciplined by his commander. The soldier's crime? While standing watch on a frigid winter night, his feet froze in their…
Ruminations on the Parsha: Shoftim
My father was once asked by a Federation leader what he hoped to accomplish in Richmond. His response was simple: “I want to sit down…
Elul in the air
How many college students can fit into a tiny car or phone booth?
Dear G-d, I want to Kvetch…
Dear G-d, I need to KVETCH a little… I know you’re listening, so here goes… People are walking around shaking their heads, ringing their hands……
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