About the Author


Rabbi Eli Scheller

Originally from New York, Rabbi Eli Scheller has spent a significant amount of time in Israel, training as an outreach professional, lecturing and leading Shabbatons. Rabbi Eli’s keen understanding and appreciation of people, and penchant for music, led him to spearhead an organization of repute to inspire teens at risk. After earning his rabbinical ordination from Rav Yitzchak Berkovits, Rabbi Eli moved to Los Angeles, where he shared the melody of Torah-living with many students, Hollywood admirers and celebrities. His love for people infuses an unforgettable dimension into his encounters, which inspires men and women across the Jewish spectrum.

Currently, Rabbi Eli resides in Baltimore, with his wife, Chavie, and their three kids, where he teaches and inspires Jews through his program, J-BAL, a division of Etz Chaim.

Click here to buy Rabbi Scheller’s book, A Minute Vort.


Awakening the Child Within

Studies show that most young kids are creative geniuses. Then what happens?

Two Sides to Every Desk: A Rosh Hashanah Parable

My boss summoned me into his office. He stood on one side of the desk and I stood on the other.

Knock Your Socks Off

"These are the reckonings of the mishkan, the mishkan of testimony, which were reckoned at...

If There's a Will, There's a Way

Every man whose heart inspired him came... (Ex. 35:21) Moshe called upon the people to assist in...

Service With a Smile

It happened as he drew near the camp and saw the calf and the dances that Moshe's anger flared up....

Purim: A Day of Laughter

The element of surprise and getting the last laugh.

Premium Gas

And you shall command the children of Israel that they shall take for you pure, pressed olive oil...

Enter Your Destination

You shall make a menorah of pure gold, hammered out shall the menorah be made. (Ex. 25:31) God...

The Torah Way or the Highway

If you buy a Jewish bondsman, he shall work for six years... (Ex. 21:2) The Parsha begins by...

Be Better or Be Bitter

They came to Marah, but they could not drink the waters of Marah because they were bitter... (Ex....

Start Again

This month shall be for you the beginning of the months, it shall be for you the first of the...

Say No to Anger

And the frog-infestation ascended and covered the land of Egypt. (8:2) As soon as Aharon...

The Gift of Life

He said to his people, "Behold! The people, the children of Israel, are more numerous and...

Deaf to the World

His sons carried him (Yaakov) to the land of Canaan and they buried him in the cave of Machpelah....

Chanelling Emotions

Yosef harnessed his chariot and went up to meet Yisrael his father in Goshen. He appeared before...

Keep the Faith

Yosef answered Pharaoh, saying, "That is beyond me; it is God who will respond with Pharaoh's...

It's Never Too Late!

Then there was an opportune day when he entered the house to do his work... (Gen. 39:11) The...

The Fight!

Yaakov was left alone and a man wrestled with him until the break of dawn. (Gen....

Friend or Foe

And it was, when Lavan heard the news of Yaakov his sister's son, he ran toward him, embraced him,...

Grab the Opportunity

And Eisav said, "Look, I am going to die, so of what use to me is the birthright?"...

100% Not Genuine

I have given you the field, and as for the cave that is in it, I have given it to you; in the view...

Possession Obsession

And Hashem said, "Because the outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah has become great, and because...

Leaving the Garbage Behind

And God said to Avram, go for yourself from your land, from your relatives, and from your father's...

“Everyone’s Doing It”

Noach opened the window of the ark which he made, and he sent out the raven… (8:6,...

Organize and Prioritize

In the beginning of God’s creating… (1:1) God began the Torah with the word...

Going with the Flow

May this blessing rest upon Yoseph’s head, and upon the crown of him who was separated from...

Becoming the CEO

So now, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the children of Israel…...

The Missing Puzzle Pieces

The Rock! – perfect is His work, for all His paths are justice; a God of faith without...

Choose Life!

And you shall choose life, so that you will live, you and your offspring. (Deut. 30:19 The Torah...

Rosh Hashanah: Repair Kit Included

Our manufacturer knows that we’re going to fall.

"I'll Do It Tomorrow"

Today, Hashem, your God, commands you to perform these decrees and the statutes... (Deut....

Meet the Evil Inclination

When you will go out to war against your enemies... (Deut. 21:10) This week's portion begins...

Stop - Wrong Way!

You shall not deviate from the word that they will tell you, right or left. (Deut. 17:11) Moshe...

Not the Way It Seems

See, I present before you today a blessing and a curse. (Deut. 11:26) Moses informed the people...

Sell the Sizzle, Not the Steak!

You will eat and you will be satisfied, and you shall bless. (Deut. 8:10) The verse states "...

Jealous??

And you shall not covet your fellow's wife, you shall not desire your fellow's house... (Deut....

Not So Fast!

I instructed your judges at that time, saying, "Listen among your brethren and judge...

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

Moshe wrote their going forth according to their journeys at the bidding of Hashem, and these were...

See the Light!

If a man takes a vow to Hashem... (Num. 30:3) Our sages tell us that one who makes a vow is a...

How To Influence Others

The name of the slain Israelite man who was slain with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu,...

Competing With the Contractor

Bilaam arose in the morning and saddled his she-donkey and went with the officers of Moab. (Num....

Generously Stingy

This is the decree of the Torah... (Num. 19:2) This week's Torah portion begins, "This is...

Blinded!

Korach son of Izhar son of Kehas son of Levi took... (Num. 13:27) Korach possessed many...

You're a Great Guy, But...

But - the people that dwells in the land is powerful... (Num. 13:28) On the surface it appears...

"Speak Lower, I Can't Hear You"

He (God) said, "Please hear my words..." (Num. 12:6) Miriam and Aharon spoke lashon...

Out-Of-Order

The Children of Israel shall encamp, each man by his banner according to the insignias of their...

On Leadership: Leading a Nation of Individuals

Judaism’s remarkable insistence – like no other civilization before – on the dignity and integrity of the individual.

Slow Down!!

But if you will not listen to Me and will not perform all of these commandments… I will...

Remain Sedated or Get Persuaded

I will ordain my blessing for you in the sixth year and it will yield a crop sufficient for the...

The Creator & Sustainer

Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: God's appointed festivals… For six days...

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