Category: Torah

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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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

Aug 15, 2014

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A strategy for improving our military and diplomatic position: Be strong socially and spiritually. Then Israel will earn the respect of friends and successfully deter its foes.

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Echoes of Eden

Dec 14, 2013

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A review of Rabbi Ari D. Kahn’s book series, Echoes of Eden, containing intricately-complicated essays on the weekly Torah reading. The author delves into the mystical Rabbinic premise that the actions of our Biblical forefathers created spiritual scaffolding and patterning that impact on our lives in the present and future.

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Pray for a predictable year

Sep 13, 2013

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Yom Kippur prayers for stability, quiet, resilience and moral character.

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A Rosh Hashana prayer for independence

Sep 4, 2013

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We need Heaven’s help in freeing ourselves from the clutches of fickle local politicians and even more fickle and feckless foreign nations. It is increasingly scary to be so utterly and overly dependent on America and the international community.

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Celebrating Complexity: In Tribute to Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

May 17, 2013

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Marking his 80th birthday, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein has modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, constant study, intellectual rigor, universal knowledge, and societal commitment.

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Uncertain World

Feb 22, 2013

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The Purim story provides an excellent lesson, to Presidents, Prime Ministers and commoners in understanding the link between Providence and human endeavor. The capriciousness of life is meant to teach us humility, moral responsibility and reliance on G-d.

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