About the Author


Rabbi Avi Geller

Rabbi Avi Geller has been a senior lecturer at Aish Hatorah since 1980. He is an alumnus of Lakewood, Be'er Yaakov and Mir yeshivas, and gives a popular weekly parsha class in Jerusalem's Old City. His audio lectures are available at Aish audio center, including tapes on the entire Chumash, Mitzvah series, and Holiday series. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and 8 children.


Rebels in the Desert Get Swallowed Alive

"Rabbi Moses, if you please, solve this dilemma for us!" Requested Korach the son of Yitzhar, who...

Lively Haggadah Overview

Insights and stories to share on Seder night.

A Spy Mission Turns Sour

"What a beautiful mansion!" thought Berel as he admired the homes in this ritzy Paris suburb. "I...

Lively Parsha Be'halot'cha

The party was elegant. The food, the best money could buy. The hall was the most expensive in town...

Achieving Levels of Personal Holiness

He was a good-looking boy, with long curly hair in braids. "Why would such a good-looking boy...

Everyone Has a Special Task; the Torah Tells You How to Do It

The spaceship left Planet Earth in a ball of fire. Man's latest journey to the moon was underway....

All About Human Honor and the Holidays

The venerable rabbi was hurrying down the street. He was late for his lecture and over 100...

Gossiping Can Result in a Serious Spiritual Disease

When Sam said he planned to start a business with Edward, Avi couldn't believe it. "Is he crazy?"...

Aaron's Sons Make a Fatal Mistake, Plus the Laws of Kashrut

Dateline: First day of Nissan, one year after the Exodus - the 8th day of Tabernacle...

How Animal Offerings Help Us Tap Into the Divine Presence

DATELINE: June 1967 PLACE: Jerusalem, the Western Wall The Battle of Jerusalem was very bloody....

The inside story of the Golden Calf

"We don't understand you, Chur," cried Datan. "We all saw Moses' coffin fly to heaven with our own...

A Symbolic Description of the Tabernacle

"Wow!" cried David, "What a beautiful building! Right in the middle of the desert! So many colors!...

An Abundance of Tools for Creating a Fair and Orderly Society

"But Daddy," exclaimed Sammy, "there's only one steak left in the restaurant, so why are you...

The Ten Commandments That Shook the World

The narrative you are about to read is unique in the history of mankind. It is an event never...

The Egyptians Give Chase, and the Sea Splits

"Moses! You can't be serious!" cried Datan. "The sea is in front of us, and the Egyptian Army is...

A Symbolic Description of the Priestly Garments

George passed the Jewish school that morning just as he did every morning on his way to work. This...

The Final 3 Plagues and the Preparation Of the Passover Lamb Lead Up To the Dramatic Exodus From Egypt

Parshat Bo begins with God telling Moses an important insight: "I am hardening Pharaoh's heart...

Pharaoh's Stubbornness Earns the Egyptians a Serious Beating

"Oh Exalted Pharaoh!" said Muchmud, Pharaoh's trusty advisor. "Why don't you let the Hebrew slaves...

Lively Parsha Shmot

The death of the great Pharaoh brought tears to every eye and the streets of Egypt were filled...

Lively Parsha Ki Tetzei

The planes were flying overhead in formation, discharging their deadly cargo over the entrenched...

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