Post Eclipse Reflections

What lesson can we derive from the total solar eclipse that crossed the United States this past week?

Memorial Day Take 2 – Shavuos

It’s finally here – Memorial Day Weekend – the kickoff to the barbecue season!   In this 5 minute audio, Rabbi Dovid Gross sheds light on the Jewish Memorial Day, the kickoff to its season.

Piecing Together the Lag BaOmer Puzzle

33rd day in the counting of the Omer,  Rabbi Akiva and his talmidim, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Bon Fires… what do these events have in common?

The Fear Factor – Parshas Acharei Mos- Kedoshim

Jewish guilt usually has a negative connotation.  Interestingly, in this audio Rabbi Gross sheds it in a positive light.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Black Friday, The Running of the Brides, and the Tabernacle Parshas Vayakhel

By: Rabbi Dovid Gross - 24 February 2011 - 0 Comments

This week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel, describes how the Jewish people responded generously to Moshe’s appeal for the donation of materials necessary for the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), which would serve as the dwelling place for the Divine presence amidst…

Donning the Ultimate Uniform Parshas Titzaveh

By: Rabbi Gedalia Liebes - 11 February 2011 - 0 Comments

For many, this past weekend contained the most important Sunday of the year. All activities had to be scheduled around that most super of sporting events – the Superbowl, of course. According to the most recent Nielsen ratings, this year’s…

Of Priests & Temples Parshas Terumah

By: Rabbi Serebrowski - 02 February 2011 - 0 Comments

The story is told of Simon, who came running up to the Rabbi on Yom Kippur begging, “Rabbi, I’ll pay you a thousand dollars if you make me into a Kohen!” Sensing the Rabbi’s reluctance, he raised the offer to…

The Road Not Taken

By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 06 August 2010 - 0 Comments

As someone with a lousy (read: nonexistent) sense of direction, a GPS is one of the best gifts I ever received. However, even the GPS was no match for my poor (read: nonexistent) sense of direction – I still managed…

Keep It Simple Parshas Eikev

By: Yehuda Farber - 30 July 2010 - 0 Comments

Let me ask you a question. Former BP CEO Tony Hayward, who was recently forced to resign his post, conducted his first post-resignation interview yesterday.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Mr. Hayward feels that he was “turned into a…