Shoftim 5780: Defending Jezebel
How can we learn to judge people fairly?
Acharei Mot/Kedoshim 5780: A Verse in Reverse: A Reminder that Children are NOT Little Adults
WARNING! Don't speak to young children as you speak to adults. Logic will NOT work!
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By performing the Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick) we can help to physically heal the sick.
The Torah commands us not to stand on the blood of our fellow. This is understood to mean that we if we have the ability to help another who is in trouble we are commanded to do so. During the riots over the death of Freddie Grey we witnessed people violating and fulfilling this commandment. What can we learn from this tragedy and how can it help us to fulfill the commandment to “Love your fellow as you love yourself?”
As the 2016 race for the White House heats up some of the presidential hopefuls are being criticized for a lack of transparency. They can learn an important message by studying the leadership of Moses.
Toldot 5774: Prayer is Not Enough
Though not a word of dialogue is recording between Isaac and his wife Rebecca each spouse individually prays for the wellbeing of the other. Is prayer enough?
Dr. Gary Chapman explains that there are five distinctive “languages” in which people feel loved. By learning your loved one's love language you can improve and strengthen your relationship with them.
Rosh Hashana Day 2, 5773: Get Naked
While we would rather hear only good things about ourselves, soliciting praise alone can be dangerous. Furthermore, people may be hesitant to share constructive criticism for fear of offending. How can we solicit and keep an open mind to constructive criticism?
When we offend a friend the offense creates distance between. A successful apology can close that distance. But how does one successfully apologize?
Shemini Atzeret 5772: Learn to Lie
Is honesty always the best policy or are there times you are obligated to lie?
Rabbi Steven Saks
Enjoy these sermons from Rabbi Steven Saks.