Pocket-size cards with brief divrei Torah for your Shalach Manos, write a personalized note inside, or hand them out on Purim! Add meaning and inspiration to your Purim this year with these pocket Torah cards.
I recently started a weekly post featuring a moral dilemma for people to discuss at the Shabbos table. I email it every Thursday and it has become quite popular here in Baltimore. Many people tell me how their whole family gets involved when the
Many of us aware of the Mishna Yomi learning programs available worldwide. Our particular Mishna Yomi program started in Johannesburg nearly ten years ago with a small group of people whose goal was to learn two Mishnayos daily. After a short while, in order to assist group members who missed
It was in the first month of the second year on the first of the month that the Mishkan was erected. (Shemos 40:17) The concept of sacrificial offerings may conjure up images of ancient, primitive cultures. Yet, when we read the Torah, the timeless guide for life, we are struck with the predominant... Read more »
Throughout world history, the Jewish people have endured severe ongoing hate, persecution, exile, violence and genocide. Although in recent decades
I might be a techie at Facebook, a photographer at National Geographic, a student at the London School of Economics; any Jewish person. I fly through the week from one project to the next, get prepped for the weekend parties to unwind – to get rewound
Rav Shlomo Wolbe asks an important question in Aley Shur (Volume II, p. 52) about the nature of God’s presence in the world: “The Mishkan was built so that God would have an abode in which to ‘reside’ down here on Earth. However, the Torah tells us
Immediately following Matan Torah, Moshe Rebeinu teaches the Mishpatim, the social ordinances which comprise the bedrock of Jewish society. Why is it appropriate to introduce Talmud study to newcomers to Judaism especially in Parshas Mishpatim?
In Parshas Beshalach, God frees the Jewish people from Egypt, and they travel towards the Yam Suf, the Sea of Reeds. The Torah [Shemos 13:18] describes the Jews as leaving Egypt “Chamushim.” What does this Hebrew term represent and what deeper ideas are hidden within
In Parshas Va’eira, God sends Moshe and Aaron to warn Pharaoh in advance of each of the first seven plagues to free Bnei Yisroel from Mitzraim. Since Pharaoh refused to send out the Jewish people after each of the first five plagues, God then withdrew Pharaoh’s free will and sent the remaining five plagues. One might assume that