Monthly Archive: June 2014

Parsha Lights – Balak

We learn more from one’s body language than we do from one’s words. “Would you like a slice of pie?” “No, no thank you,” Bob answers, edging slightly closer to the buffet table. “Are...

Parsha Lights – Chukat

This coming Shabbat we will read the well known passage in the Torah about the striking of the rock. The Israelites were in the wilderness and they had nothing to drink. Naturally, they complained...

Korach – Self Righteousness

Having leadership is not an ideal. It is bad in any context. Organizational leadership, State leadership, whatever it is, leadership encroaches on individual liberty and necessarily limits us. We have to toe the line...

Parsha Lights – Korach

Korach is singled out by our tradition as a bad character, one who sows discord and division among the nation. In fact, the Mishnah in Avot, (5:20) cites the argument of Korach and his...