Category: Torah

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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The Rabbinate is digging its own grave

May 26, 2015

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The Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s attempt to oust Rabbi Riskin will be its own death knell. A nasty and radical ‘rabbinocracy’ that humiliates Riskin will lose its legitimacy.

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A Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Apr 20, 2015

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Accompanied by tens of thousands of his students, Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l, Rosh Yeshivat Har Etzion, will today be interned in the Jerusalem mountains. Here is my tribute to him, as published this morning in The Jerusalem Post.

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The Power of Shabbat

Oct 23, 2014

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The society we are creating today in the modern state of Israel is sorely in need of much greater public and private Shabbat observance. Our society is too aggressive, too materialistic, too fiercely ideological. We need to create psychic vacuums that suspend our struggles and allow for joint meditation on our commonalities and values.

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Spiritual Stock-Taking

Sep 24, 2014

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On Rosh Hashana, let’s not rule out the possibility that we can spiritually navigate ourselves out of internal and external difficulties.

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