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Rabbi Yitzchak Zweig

 

Noah 5781: Talk about Delugional!

GOOD MORNING! With the presidential election now visible on the horizon, both Republicans and...

Bereishis 5781: Begin with the End in Mind

GOOD MORNING! This week’s Torah portion marks the dawning of a new Torah reading cycle. That...

Sukkot 5781: A Time for Unity!

GOOD MORNING! On this upcoming Friday night, October 2, begins the seven day holiday of Sukkot...

Ha'azinu 5781: Atonement = To Be One With

GOOD MORNING! Yom Kippur begins next Sunday evening, September 27. The upcoming Shabbat that falls...

Rosh Hashanah 5781: You live your life. Growth is optional.

GOOD MORNING! Rosh Hashanah begins this upcoming Friday evening, September 18th. Rosh Hashanah is...

Nitzavim-Vayelech 5780: Begin with the End in Mind

GOOD MORNING! Studies have shown that people usually remember the beginning of something (first...

Ki Tavo 5780: Heads I Win; Tails You Lose

GOOD MORNING! As schools cautiously begin to open all over the country I am reminded of the...

Ki Seitzei 5780: Social Unrest and Antisemitism

GOOD MORNING! This past week a reader reached out and told me that she was having trouble sleeping...

Shoftim 5780: Justice For All

GOOD MORNING! As the nation hurtles toward the final and most intense stage of the 2020...

Eikev 5780: I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends...

GOOD MORNING! In the mid-1990’s I was chaplain of an Orthodox Boy Scout troop. Five or six...

Va’etchanan 5780: That Healing Feeling

GOOD MORNING! Culminating the mourning period of the “three weeks” beginning with the...

Devarim 5780: Everyone's a Critic

GOOD MORNING! In this week’s edition we are going to discuss a very complicated subject...

Mattos-Masei 5780: Commit to Commitment

GOOD MORNING! By now you have surely heard of the dreaded COVID-19. No, not the disease, the 19...

Chukat-Balak 5780: Give Someone Peace of Mind; Not a Piece of Yours

GOOD MORNING! For the past month or so, we have seen peaceful and not so peaceful demonstrations...

Shabbat Shalom Template

GOOD MORNING! These past few weeks the nation has been rocked by the aftershocks resulting from...

Shlach 5780: United We Stand; Divided We Fall

GOOD MORNING! As the world continues to slowly open up, we are confronted by the reality that we...

Beha'alosecha 5780: Bottoms Up!

GOOD MORNING! The past few months have been a time of tremendous upheaval. I had an interesting...

Naso 5780: Money is a Great Servant But a Bad Master (Francis Bacon)

GOOD MORNING!As the United States slowly begins to open, the businesses that were closed the last...

Shavuot 5780: Take Two Tablets and Call Me in the Morning

GOOD MORNING! If there was ever a contest for a Jewish holiday that didn’t get the proper...

Bamidbar 5780: Ethics of Our Fathers

GOOD MORNING! Many stories that have emerged in the last few months are prime examples of...

Behar-Bechukotai 5780: What’s More Valuable Than Money?

GOOD MORNING! Simply stated, the COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc on the world,...

Emor 5780: What Type of Friend are You?

GOOD MORNING! Some of you may remember reading in these pages about a person named Sam...

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5780: A Freudian Slip Up

GOOD MORNING! There’s a parable told of an eminent psychiatrist who is walking down the...

Tazria-Metzora 5780: When is the Truth the Biggest Lie?

GOOD MORNING! In response to my manifesto last week on the COVID-19 virus (it was a...

Shmini 5780

GOOD MORNING!This Wednesday evening, Jews all over the world will begin to celebrate the holiday...

Tzav 5780

GOOD MORNING! As Jewish women the world over are keenly aware, the holiday of Passover is quickly...

Vayikra 5780

GOOD MORNING! As the vast majority of the world practices social distancing and people spend...

Vayakhel-Pekudei 5780

GOOD MORNING! We are certainly living in extraordinary times. The world is currently under siege...

Ki Tisa 5780

GOOD MORNING! Do you have any idea what April 1st 2020 is called? No, not April Fool's Day; it's...

Tetzaveh 5780

GOOD MORNING! Many people know that the three "cardinal sins" of Judaism are 1) murder...

Trumah 5780

GOOD MORNING! In my thirties (yes, a long time ago) I volunteered as a chaplain for the local...

Mishpatim 5780

GOOD MORNING! The uncomfortable experience of being asked for a loan is so universal that William...

Yitro 5780

GOOD MORNING! If I asked you, "What is the one thing that all Christians, Muslims, and Jews...

Beshalach 5780

GOOD MORNING! A few weeks ago, a good friend relayed the following story to me: His son was...

Bo 5780

GOOD MORNING! Have you ever wondered: "What was the first thing that God created?" As...

Va'eira 5780

GOOD MORNING! This week's Torah portion teaches us a fundamental life lesson, and explains why a...

Shmot 5780

GOOD MORNING! These past few weeks we have seen a truly frightening rise in violent antisemitic...

Vayechi 5780

GOOD MORNING! Anyone living in a God-driven world knows that things don’t happen by accident...

Vayigash 5780

GOOD MORNING! Something momentous is about to happen; a rare and rather extraordinary event. This...

Mikeitz 5780

GOOD MORNING! I want to share with you an inspirational story that Mrs. Shoshana Packouz related...

Vayeshev 5780

GOOD MORNING! Hanukah begins this upcoming Sunday night, December 22nd. My friend Hannah,...

Vayishlach 5780

GOOD MORNING! What is success in life? All too often, success is equated with some sort of...

Vayetzei 5780

GOOD MORNING! This morning I was reflecting on the name "Shabbat Shalom Fax" that Rabbi...

Toldot 5780

GOOD MORNING! Not surprisingly, this week has been a roller coaster of emotions. On the one hand,...

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