What is the point of a sanctuary? Are we attempting to house and maintain God’s glory and holiness?
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?
After we die God and humanity will judge the story of our life. Let’s ensure we like the story we will leave behind now, while we still have the opportunity to write our own ending. Furthermore, how can we stop the story of American Jewry from ending in disaster and reverse the trend of the disappearance of the American Jew?
It is believed that God gave Cain a mark as a sign of forgiveness for the murder of Abel. The Torah however, tells us that he was given a “sign.” Was this sign a mark or something else and what does it symbolize?
During the Ten Days of Repentance we are taught that the performance of one good deed can tip the scales of judgment in our favor. Not only can the performance of a good deed tip the scales of judgment in your favor, it can improve the world for the better, as will be explained.
Often life treats us unfairly and we become angry with God. How should we deal with our anger towards our creator?
We tend to think of God as a king who commands. However, if you read the Torah closely you can also hear God speaking to you giving you advice on how you can help yourself.
How can we maintain our faith in the face of tremendous adversity? Even Moses needed reassurance!
When Miriam, Moses’ sister falls ill Moses successful spontaneous prayer helps to heal her. Two questions arise: Why was Moses’ spontaneous prayer successful and how can we incorporate spontaneous prayer into our highly structured worship?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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