The stark contrast of the two events sheds light on what it means to be a Jew.
A tribute to Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, zt"l, one of the greatest Jewish leaders of our generation.
How to repair the dissolution of the Temple and its subsequent exile.
God's memory and the substance of eternity.
Why does the lowly willow play the climactic role during Sukkot?
How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.
Judaism's laws of commerce assert a viable economy firmly rooted in reality.
A thousand years after Sinai, the Jews reaffirmed their commitment to Torah. Why two acceptances?
Is there any substance behind the latest fad: kabbalistic red strings?
The world of Greece was defined by beauty and philosophy, which many Jews admired. Yet in the end, there had to be a fight to the finish between the two ways of life. Why?
The Greeks restricted the world to physical beauty while the Jews opened the eyes of the world to the spiritual glory that lies deep within.
The Temple Mount arouses Jewish passions like no other issue. Here's why.
Unlocking the mystery behind Purim's unique, mystical redemption.
Why we refer to those who perished in the Holocaust as "kedoshim."
Sukkot is a holiday for rejoicing. Isn't there something forced and unnatural in picking a time and saying, "Now let us rejoice"?
If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?
Why is slavery the worst thing that can happen to a person? Why is it worse than death? The answer is as simple as it is profound.
Exploring the Talmudic thought process involved in releasing terrorists in exchange for the freedom of the three abducted Israeli soldiers.
If the point that unites a group defines its essence, what does the World Cup say about humanity?
Every so often, we are reminded that we are not the conquerors, but trustees.
Although there may be no real solution at hand, here are two important points about this last war.
As a face appeared in the crosshairs, the DC sniper took aim at a whole world.
Murder out of rage is not primarily a moral problem. It is an extreme reaction of an individual who just realized he is not in charge of his world.
The Biblical conflict between Isaac and Ishmael is rooted in laughter. And it's no joke.