The existence of good and evil allows man to make the right choice, and merit greater closeness to God.
One of the highest human pleasures is that of accomplishment -- completing a job well done.
The gift of a Divine soul separates man from the rest of God's creatures.
What ultimate good does God offer His creations? Our ability to connect to Him.
God's motivation for creating the world sheds light on our own life goals.
Why is it necessary to bring the body and soul together for ultimate eternal reward?
Waiting for the Messiah means knowing that he will bring the world to the recognition of the Almighty and at last fulfill the national mission of Israel.
Yes these are Days of Awe, but they are days of exhilaration too.
Rosh Hashana instills the awareness that God judges and rewards my actions, which gives meaning, purpose, and justification to life.
With the understanding that Torah is absolute, there is no time when it becomes inappropriate or irrelevant.
Every letter of the Written and Oral Torah transmitted through Moshe Rabbeinu was of Divine origin.
The uniqueness of the Siniatic experience differentiates the Jewish faith from all others.
Explore a number of meaningful issues raised by the film The Matrix.
Divine inspiration cannot provide a sufficient basis for an authoritative Torah.
With this Principle, the Rambam parts company with Aristotle and describes a God who necessarily preceded Creation and is free to choose to create.
If one believes that God is physical, inevitably he will feel capable of escaping Him.
Pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow all have one Source.
Why should an affirmation of God's absolute existence determine one's ability to fulfill Torah?
Personal trustworthiness is the foundation for faith in God. Why?
When reading reports of hair-raising cruelty, trusting God means knowing that the answers to why Israel is under attack are there, even if they are not obvious at the moment.
Most college students are being taught that there is no truth, removing debate from the modern campus. The result? Intolerance and closed-mindedness.
Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a unique blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
It's today's mantra. But there are times when even super-human effort isn't hard. How do we get over that hurdle?
What makes a drawing a Michelangelo? And what makes a religion Divine?
The greatest satisfaction is accomplishing in a world where God is hidden.
The ideological battle over genuine security and strength.
All leaders draw their power from faith. The only question is where that faith is directed. In times of national crisis, that decision is critically important.
We are witnessing events that shake us and cause a seismic shift in perception. Attaining clarity of what it all means is our goal on Yom Kippur.
Underhanded tactics lure unsuspecting Jews into joining a Christian movement.
With Palestinian propaganda aimed at severing the Jewish Biblical connection to the Holy Land, the revelation at Mount Sinai has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.
What is the purpose of existence? Let's first answer: What is the purpose of the Nike shoe factory?
I always thought creationists were Bible-belt fundamentalists. Denying evolution would put me on their side, and jeopardize my self-image as an East coast Jewish intellectual...
Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
Does the intricate design of the universe serve as evidence for the existence of God?
It's natural to protect ourselves from information we perceive as threatening. But it can be a big monkey wrench in seeing the elephant and recognizing God.
Meaning is one of man's greatest needs. Can life have meaning if existence is the result of a random occurrence?
How can we perceive the Infinite while stuck in a finite world?
How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.
Who is the master of your universe? A Rosh Hashanah meditation.