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Pride or Humility?

Blog Yitro Shevat 20 5780 בלוג יִתְרוֹ, כ’ שבט תש”פ In this portion, Yitro, we received the Ten Commandments, the constitution for Israel as well as for the entire world. There is so much to learn from the revelation of the Bore Olam but sadly His principles have been warped by elitists who have separated […]

Is your Past a Stumbling block?

Beshalach , Shevat 13 5780 בלוג בְּשַׁלַּח, י”ג שבט תש”פ Parashat Beshalach begins with the Pharaoh “sending” the Israelites out of Egypt, notice that this was not the Creator. For about 80-90 years, they had been slaves to their Egyptian masters, living under a very oppressive regime after the new Pharaoh had ascended the throne. […]

Are we Slaves to Anyone or Anything?

Blog Va’era Tevet 28 5780 בלוג וָאֵרָא, כ”ח טבת תש”פ In this parashah, Va’era which means “He appeared”, the Creator appeared to Moshe and told him that He had made Himself known to his forefathers as El Shaddai, which has the idea of nurturing like a breast-feeding mother (shad means breast) but now the Israelites […]

Are We Still Limited by our Past?

Blog Shemot Tevet 21 5780 בלוג שְׁמוֹת, כ”א טבת תש”פ In Parashat Shemot, the nation of Israel is being developed, beginning with the circumstances that led to the “yetziah יציאה – the exodus” from Egypt. The answer to the question “why did Israel need to be born as a nation from the womb of slavery?” […]

Listen! Pay Attention!

Blog Vayigash Tevet 7 5780 בלוג וַיִּגַּשׁ, ז’ טבת תש”פ Parashat Vayigash shows us the results of true communication as well as how tragedy helps to form our characters. Tragedy can turn out to be a blessing forcing us to go in a direction that we never imagined, even though it is difficult to see […]

Looks are Deceiving

Blog Miketz 5780 Kislev 30 5780 בלג מקץ, ל׳ כסלו תש׳׳פ In this parashah Miketz, the brothers acknowledge what they did to Joseph when they sold him to Egypt after planning to kill him. They lied to their father and held that secret from him for many years. Joseph had been wrenched from the comfort […]