Performing true Tikkun Olam requires us not just to call for peace to identify and combat evil.
Why is Judaism tied to a particular land?
The Nation Is Larger Than Any One Person
Barring Moses and Aaron from entering the Promised Land was a necessary precondition for national success.
What was the real reason why the spies discouraged the nation from going up to the Promised Land? Was it simply a lack of faith, or was there more to the story?
Behaalotcha 5781: Don't Be a Wise Fool
Societies have often equated age with wisdom. But does age endow one with wisdom?
HISTORY CLASS: THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
The Dead Sea Scrolls provide us with an invaluable window into the Judaism of the latter Second Temple Period. This is the Judaism from which modern Judaism and Christianity were born.
- Lecture 1 (Introduction)
- Lecture 2 (Scandal and Publication)
- Lecture 3 (The Manual of Discipline)
- Lecture 4 (Historical Backdrop)
- Lecture 5 (Sects of the Second Temple)
- Lecture 6 (The Qumran Site)
- Lecture 7 (The Rabbinic System)
- Lecture 8 (The Cairo Geniza)
- Lecture 9 (Pesher Texts)
- Lecture 10 (The War Scroll)
- Lecture 11 (Qumran Manuscripts)
- Lecture 12 (Vision for a New Temple)
- Lecture 13 (Daily Life)
- Lecture 14 (The Halachic Letter)
- Lecture 15 (The Qumran Biblical Canon)
- Lecture 16 (The Calendar)
- Lecture 17 (Qumran Ritual)
- Lecture 18 (Prayer)
- Lecture 19 (The Politics of Qumran Hebrew)
-Lecture 20 (The Copper Scroll)
- Lecture 21 (Connections to Christianity)
- Lecture 22 (Scroll Fragments)
Naso 5781: Exposing Hamas
It's our obligation to support Israel. Here is how we can. See the two Call to Action letters below to help.
B'midbar 5781: Going Beyond Yourself
How do a people build a successful state? It starts with the individual.
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?
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