Category: Torah

Letter from a tomato

Apr 28, 2017

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The tomatoes, oranges and eggplants of this land have a grand story to tell, and in advance of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, they have released a letter addressed primarily to the Jews of the Diaspora. Here it is. “There is no greater sign of redemption than the agricultural re-blooming of the Land of Israel.”

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In Memory of Rav Aharon on his second yahrtzeit

Apr 26, 2017

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Second yahrtzeit appreciation: The brilliant yet unassuming Rabbi Lichtenstein zt”l bravely modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, intellectual rigor, constant study, broad-mindedness, and societal commitment.

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20th Yahrtzeit: Nehama Leibowitz

Apr 4, 2017

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An appreciation of the great Tanach teacher, Nehama Leibowitz, with whom I had the privilege of studying for two years. Marking her 20th yahrtzeit.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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A familiar Purim tale

Mar 9, 2017

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Never before had an Orthodox Jew been so close to the seat of power through family connections… Mordechai brought some order into palace decision-making, limited the King’s drinking and texting, and overall helped Achashverosh become a great King.

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Pointing beyond ourselves

Feb 10, 2017

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Israel must celebrate more than its material achievements, and bear witness to something grander than the natural order.

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The formula for Israel’s triumph

Dec 2, 2016

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The Biblical story of Isaac – specifically, how Isaac’s detractors first detested him, then came around to embrace him – is a tale pregnant with deep policy relevance for the modern State of Israel. Faith, fortune and power are the ingredients that guarantee Israel success against its adversaries.

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Reverberations of Sinai

Aug 26, 2016

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Rabbi Ari Kahn’s unique biblical commentary is based on the mystical rabbinic premise that the actions of our Biblical forefathers created spiritual patterning that impact on our lives in the present.

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Sacks to the rescue

Jun 10, 2016

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The former British chief rabbi attempts to craft a religious worldview that can save the 21st century West from self-immolation. Important teachings for the eve of Shavuot.

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Embracing it all

Feb 19, 2016

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Another son of mine was drafted into the IDF this week. In this column I discuss his “conflict” between Torah study and army service, and the ideological choice he made in navigating commitments to both.

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