Our (Jewish) National Debt

Our (Jewish) National Debt

With all the miracles that took place in Egypt, one would think that there could be a better way to get rich. Moshe in the name of God commands and even begs the People of Israel to “borrow” as much gold and silver as they can from the Egyptians. We have no apparent...

The Prophet That Sees the Present

Miriam took her tambourine, took the women aside and led them in song. Today Moshe's sister is introduced to us by name. Until now we didn't know her name. She was called "Achos Moshe", Moses' sister. We also learn today about the new title she received: "Miriam the...


Some Talmudic history. When Rav Yehudah HaNasi died his son suggested that Rebbe Chanina become the new leader of Klal Yisroel. Rebbe Chanina declined. He knew that he had qualified colleagues that had their heart set on the top job. The last thing he wanted to do was...

Lets Have an Argument

Lets Have an Argument

The Talmud tells us that when two Torah scholars fight, although they may even appear to hate each other, at the end there will be love and peace between them. The reason is that their fighting is for the sake of Heaven. Let us pray that our intentions should always be for the sake of Heaven, so that true peace can prevail.

An Honest Mitzvah

Mitzvah, honesty, Amalek, Moses, Whenever we perform a mitzvah, we should ask ourselves whether our motive is perhaps to avoid doing some other less pleasant, but more important, mitzvah.

Jerusalem Needs A Hug (2004)

Every stone in Yerushalayim wants to be hugged. The Eastern gates to the Courtyard of the Beis HaMikdash in Jerusalem were called "Shaarei Nikoner" or the gates of Nikoner. They were beautiful bronzed structures that greeted the guests as they arrived from all over...