Women in the Bible #8: Ruth

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Perseverance: NASA’s Mars Project and Preparing for Shavuot

Perseverance is what will bring us to Mars this summer. And it's the crucial trait we need for our spiritual journey as well.

Experiencing the Depth of Shavuot

Understanding what is Torah and the spiritual opportunity of Shavuot.

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation?

Mount Everest and Mount Sinai

It is not the mountain that we conquer but it is ourselves.

Shavuot: The Secret of Inspiration

Why did God wait 49 days before giving the Torah?

Jewish Heroes and Shavuot

The power of Torah is the influence of the giants of our past to shape the dreams and the aspirations of our future.

Of Angels, Cheeseburgers & Cheesecake

An in-depth, philosophical look into the custom of eating dairy on Shavuot.

Sodom, Ruth and the Kindness Imperative

An in-depth analysis of Ruth’s unique journey to the Jewish people and how she brought with her the key to humanity's redemption.

Shavuot: The Bare Bones Holiday

Dust off the wedding album and go back to the chuppah when you looked into each other's eyes and saw only love, potential and meaning.

These Biblical Women Are the Ultimate Mother and Daughter-in-Law

It’s not enough for Jews to consider themselves the “Chosen people;” we also need to be the choosing people.

Religion in the Age of Disrespect

Shavuot, commencement and the reason for two tablets.

We’re Not Doing God Any Favors

All this time that I thought I was giving I was really receiving.

Steph Curry’s Shavuot Message

Forget the moment of glory. Real success is built on daily consistent choices.

Healing an Ancient Wound

The meaning of tikkun and its connection to Shavuot.

Sharing the Gift of Torah

Shavuot reminds me why I’m grateful for having the Torah in my life.

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

Holy Cheesecake: Why We Feast on Shavuot

Why must a spiritual day include physical delights?

Catch Me

Four ways Torah transforms my life.

Ruth vs. Orpah: The High Stakes of Life

The Book of Ruth teaches us man’s enormous potential for greatness – and the catastrophic results if such greatness is misdirected.

King David’s Heart

Life’s difficult challenges aren’t interruptions. They’re what we need to compose our unique song.

The 10 Commandments for Our Times

Now more than ever, the world can benefit from the Decalogue’s contemporary lessons.

King David & Jewish Leadership

Four essential traits to being a leader.

Shavuot: Crazy, Stupid Love

Staying up Shavuot night teaches us what Torah study is all about.

Crash Course in Shavuot

A fascinating, big picture overview of the holiday of Shavuot and the Ten Commandments.

No Matter What, I Love You

Parents – and God – love their children unconditionally, no matter what they do.

Field of Potential

The Maharal of Prague on Shavuot and the essence of man.

What is Shavuot?

Celebrating our receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.

Leap of Faith?

Why did the Jews at Sinai accept the Torah before understanding everything in it?

Ruth and Reincarnation

The mystery of shoes and the transmigration of spiritual energies.

Renewing Our Vows

Shavuot gives us the opportunity to step out of our hectic lives and rekindle the passionate love between us and God.

Shavuot: Nexus between Man and God

How Shavuot and its parallel facets of meaning represent the intertwining of God's omnipotence with man's free will.

The Path to Sinai

The three prerequisites to receiving the Torah: diligence, humility and unity.

Counting Up

Moving step by step towards Shavuot.

Secrets of Shavuot

The inner meaning of 50 and why Shavuot has no date.

The Mission of Torah

God does not expect us to be perfect. If we were perfect, we would not have received the Torah.

Shavuot: A Message to My Son

It all began on that mountain called Sinai, and ever since, the Jewish people have labored to climb the mountain of morality and virtue, one step at a time.

Soaring to Freedom

Torah is our guidepost for traversing the maze of life.

Be Real!

Some things in life are changing; others are not. Knowing the difference can save you lots of time and energy.

The Book of Ruth: A Crash Course

Mother of royalty, paradigm of humility and generosity.

Chosen

It's not our Intelligence Quotients that count, but our Righteousness Quotients.

Lively Overview: The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is read in synagogue on Shavuot morning. A chapter-by- chapter explanation.

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