In ‘A Brief History of Time’ (published in 1998) Professor Stephen Hawking was equivocal about the possibility of a Creator, stating that finding a complete theory of the universe would allow mankind to know the mind of G-d”. But in his final book, “Brief Answers To The Big Questions,” which is published on Tuesday, the astrophysicist... Read more »

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. To that end, Jews around the globe are celebrating — #ShowUpForShabbat — a nationwide initiative aimed at filling synagogues across the country this weekend, and by extension, showing direct solidarity to the Pittsburgh Jewish community. In light of the above,... Read more »

In light of the tragic events of this Shabbos, it seems appropriate to share this shiur on Holding Fast in Times of Pain. “It is a time of pain for Jacob.”  הוֹי כִּי גָדוֹל הַיּוֹם הַהוּא מֵאַיִן כָּמֹהוּ וְעֵת צָרָה הִיא לְיַעֲקֹב וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵׁעַ.״ --ירמיהו ל:ז

The Shabbos Project, when Jews worldwide will experience one complete Shabbos together, is now less than two weeks away – Parshas Lech Lecha, October 23-24, 2015. For more details see The Shabbos Project website here. Rabbis and educators around the globe are preparing for this worldwide event and are also