Meaning or randomness: confronting mutually exclusive worldviews on Yom Kippur.
During the first days of the Jewish year everything matters.
It's our national responsibility to repair the world.
Most given causes are just excuses. What's the real cause?
Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?
What supports the claim that God spoke to the entire Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?
Yes, God took us out of Egypt, but He put us there in the first place!
Understanding the Hebrew word "teva" sheds light on the story of Purim.
A lesson on Divine Providence in memory of the fallen Torah students of Mercaz HaRav, hy"d.
Exploring the eternal relevance of Sukkot and mitzvot in general.
A frank discussion with a mother of 11 on the pros and cons of large families.
Welcome to the game of cosmic hide and seek. We are "it" and the One we are seeking is God Himself.
Is the human being inherently different from any other creature?
Jewish philosophical approaches to one of life's fundamental questions.
Did Jewish mystical books inspire the Sorcerer's Stone legend?
Every component of the Exodus was meant to reveal another facet of how God is involved in the world.
What was the underlying conflict between Jewish and Greek philosophy?
By understanding God's manifestations in both male and female imagery, we can begin to unify our connection to the transcendence reality.
We are finally recognizing that reality includes a spiritual dimension. But somehow God has gotten lost in the shuffle.
By leaving the deceptive permanence of our homes to dwell in a temporary shelter, we let go of the most damaging illusion that blocks our inner eye from seeing God's presence.
I often felt resentful toward God, until I discovered that Rosh Hashanah is about empowerment, not guilt.
Can the world be redeemed?
A tool for staying focused on what's really important in life.
If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.
The State of Israel is faced with a difficult dilemma: To release terrorist prisoners in exchange for captive soldiers, or not. What does Jewish Law have to say?
We learn from Abraham that it is possible to have an argument with God and win, and that, indeed, God invites us to dialogue with Him.
The stories of the Bible contain ancient, timeless secrets for living an empowered life. From the very first words, we are inspired to connect with the light.
Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.
Free choice is humanity's "greatest gift," a gift that itself makes life worth living.
Harold Kushner's approach to suffering is profoundly un-Jewish and provides no solace to those in pain.
When "bad things happen to good people," by what standard does one define "bad"?
If morality and ethics are rendered meaningless, how's a principled atheist supposed to respond to injustice?
If Jews believe in a blissful afterlife, why does death cause us such inconsolable grief?
Tisha B'Av teaches that through pain and sadness, we can truly know pleasure and joy.
One who sees only random forces behind why we humans find ourselves here is ultimately bound only by his wants.