Friday, March 24th | 2 Nisan 5783


Posts Tagged: Midrash

October 28, 2022 2:11 pm

Acts of Kindness

There are so many wonderful stories about random acts of kindness. Someone who helps you with your bags at an airport. The unknown person who...

February 28, 2017 7:41 am

The Architecture of Holiness

From this week's Torah portion to the end of the Book of Exodus, the holy book describes, in painstaking detail and great length, the construction of the...

April 1, 2016 6:36 am

The UN Is an Enemy in Sheep’s Clothing

Last Friday, the UN Commission on the Status of Women voted on a resolution blaming “Israeli occupation” for the lack of advancement of Palestinian women...

November 27, 2014 4:21 pm

In Judaism, Love is Not Enough

Judaism is supremely a religion of love: three loves. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and...

April 25, 2014 10:53 am


There is a fascinating sequence of commands in the great "holiness code" with which our parsha begins, that sheds light on the nature not just...

January 30, 2013 9:35 am

The Weight of Leadership

With the recent inauguration of an American president, another Israeli election, and heated issues about gun control against the background of another...

July 13, 2012 12:10 pm

Higgs Boson and God

In 1964 the physicist Peter Higgs suggested that there had to be a crucial particle (a boson) that helped explain how matter could emerge...

June 19, 2012 4:08 pm

Leaders Acting as Servants

Korach had a point. "You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with...


Michigan Democrats Demand GOP Apology for Holocaust Social Media Post

Michigan Democrats on Thursday demanded that the Michigan GOP apologize for a post linking the Holocaust to a contemporary gun rights debate. “Before they collected all these wedding rings…they collected all...


Thousands of Israelis Block Streets in Protest of Judicial Overhaul

Israelis took to the streets en masse on Thursday in protest against the government's overhaul of the court system, blocking roadways across the country and intensifying a months-long campaign decrying the move. Thousands of people waving flags and blaring horns...

Middle East

Jerusalem Sending ‘Conciliatory Messages’ to Amman - Israel is increasing its diplomatic outreach to Jordan amid anger in Amman over a speech by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich dismissing Palestinian peoplehood and displaying a map of the...

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