Newsletter

I HAVE A PLAN


The deputy mayor of Jerusalem was recently quoted as saying the government has given up hope on preventing attacks against Jews. I believe that. The government has no plan.

I have a plan.  

view
UTTERLY HELPLESS


“Until the time of Jacob, there was no feebleness that preceded death. Jacob came and beseeched G-d for mercy, and from then on feebleness came into being, as it says: And he said to Joseph, ‘Behold, your father is ill…’” (Bava Metzia 87a). 

view
IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN


According to Dr. Amos Porat of the Israeli Meteorological Service, rainfall in Israel this winter has been 120 to 200 percent over the normal level, depending on location. This is important for more than agricultural reasons, because rain is a “siman bracha,” a sign of blessing, and Israel seems to be receiving much blessing this winter.  

view
THE SALVATION OF G-D


How can we sing songs of praise when the world is burning? 

view
THE EIGHTEENTH OF TEVES


In this week's Torah reading, our ancestors descend into Egypt and the days of exile begin. Immediately, the Torah informs us, "a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know of Joseph." (Exodus 1:8) Exile begins innocently. We may even think it is for our benefit, but it never works out for us, because we are meant to live in subservience only to G-d. 

view
FAREWELL TO THE PATRIARCHS


This week we say “goodbye” to the Patriarchs. “When Jacob finished instructing his sons, he drew his feet onto the bed; he expired and was gathered to his people.” (Genesis 49:33) 

view

 

Recent Posts


Tags

Tallis Tefillin automobiles Amalek Baku sin Esther Teshuva Sea of Galilee logic Jacob Tisha b'Av Bais Hamikdosh brotherhood tremors prophet minyan evil inclination purity salvation yeshiva Repentence bird Song of Songs evil Europe Ten Commandments Yom Kippur locusts Samuel the Prophet Exodus Golus kiddush Judaism Balak prayer book terrorist Shechina Moab survival fault Chanukkah Golan Achashveirosh Isaiah prophets mikveh Faith yarmulke Rebecca blessing Jerusalem deluge India lights Babylonia mitzva Mount Hermon Moshaich violence Avraham Ishamael repentance Passover Seder kinneret redeemer Torah portion Rabbi Akiva Rosh Hashanah Elul Children of Israel miracles Pinchas Tu b'Av Terror Attack in Jerusalem miracle Jew stars Moshe terrorism shofar King David High Holy Days God Judgement Day priests Shabbos Gog Yerushalayim Isaac Noah Ishmeal Divine presence siddur rain Benjamin king prayers End of Days Rebbe Day of Judgement Lot Jewish festival spirituality heaven mitzvos persecution biblical media angel sacrifices United Nations eternal Ashkenazi Rabbis Master of the Universe Rosh Hashana Bilaam ancestors Tu b'Shvat Banias Geula Zion, Angel Raiders of the Lost Ark cries Red Sea spies Hasmoneans Chol haMoed fear Second Temple Tzuk etan secret Macabees plague Galil Yaakov Matisyahu Jews Chafetz Chaim angels creation Aharon bible hubris slavery Lunar eclipse terrorists night Magog kesuba Hashem holiday prayer soul sanctity Sukkah water Blame Ammon Midrash Abraham gossip dreams compassion Edom murder Malbim Zechariah Protective edge Miraglim liberation Maccabeans Laban Nation of Israel prophet Samuel earthquake Heavenly Mercy matzos trees America Temple Holocaust Samuel Moses High Priest holy enemies Israel Greeks Hebrew Abrahem light flood tabernacle Sabbath leprosy three weeks Eve barley self-worship culture patriarchs'matriarchs Leah rosh chodesh heavenly gates resurrection stones Sukkos ethics Mount Zion Ishmael Angel of Death chaos King Solomon Pharaoh world to come sun Land of Israel Garden of Eden Beit Hamikdash Torah pray Genesis Day of Atonement repent bris milah missiles Esau Sodom Prophecy Father in Heaven Sages Shavuos Joseph King of the Universe Haman evolution materialism Zion Zohar Psalm Egypt messiah Ezekiel fragrance Solomon kosher keys idolatry Western World spiritual forefathers Holy land Creator redemption Golden Calf terror paradise incense moon meraglim Rome exile cholent Amram Earth Eglon Holy Temple Talmud chessed tears mikveh, Sabbath shmittah Psalms tablets Purim Chofetz Chaim Maimonides Holy Ark 2020 Vision seder Torah scholars darkness Matriarchs Canaan danger Dead Sea Final redemption Western Wall menorah patriarchs Ruth Miriam Shushan G-d Rashi David Moshiach heavenly throne Sarah commandment Sefiras haOmer Jeremiah synagogue alone pain judgement war Sephardi Rachel New Moon Red Heifer shield of Abraham esrog Parsha Temple Mount Mordechai Solar eclipse peace rabbi fires Passover Jewish holidays song Jewish People Boaz Chanukah idol Jewish Babylon Adam Mount Sinai Hagar Holiness slaves eternity death Judah

Archive