Monthly Archive: July 2014

Parsha Lights – Masei

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them,” is a famous quote from Albert Einstein. This statement is a truism which is intuitive. If at...

Matot – Pray Baby, Pray!

12,000 troops were called up to conduct a battle against Midian. The battle was won and the troops returned victorious, hauling the spoils of war back to the camp. But that was not the...

Parsha Lights – Matot

The tribes of Reuben and Gad had abundant livestock. They saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, and behold – the place was a place for livestock. (Numbers 32:1) The following...

Pinchas – The Missing Piece

On Monday morning we had our weekly morning Minyan. We took out the Torah to read the short portion of the week. In a moment of amnesia I noticed that there was a crack...

Balak – Death Will Not Part Us

One is left wondering what inspired the Prophet Bilaam to praise the Israelite nation as he did. Bilaam found beautiful things to say about this nomadic nation, which had been shifting in the wilderness...