Behaalotcha 5781: Don't Be a Wise Fool
Societies have often equated age with wisdom. But does age endow one with wisdom?
Last week's tragedy at Mt. Meron on Lag B'Omer was the worst peacetime disaster Israel has ever experienced.
Emor 5781: The Pure Versus the Practical
The blasphemer: Who was at fault, the individual or the community?
Why is religion particularly important in a free society?
The Declaration of Independence uses language that echoes the biblical concept of Betzelem Elokim (created in the image of God). How can the concept of Betzelem Elokim help heal our world?
Vayicra 5781: Higher Standards
Why does the Torah speak about the sin offering of the Kohen?
During this political season there has been much talk about who the economy does and does not work for. How does the Torah deal with economic inequality?
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New York City Bill de Blasio erred in admonished the Jewish community at large over the failure of funeral attendees to keep an appropriate social distance at a funeral of a noted rabbi in Brooklyn. What can we learn from his mistake?
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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The performance of mitzvot has the ability to cure sickness and even to save a life. This message is particularity apropos as we remain in quarantine due to Covid-19.
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Rabbi Steven Saks
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