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.


Location! Location! Location! Parshas

By: administrator - 23 July 2010 - 0 Comments

This weeks Torah portion begins with Moses telling the Nation how he implored G-d to enter the land of Israel, but G-d refused,instucting him instead to ascend a mountain and see the promised land. The sages speculated as to what…

Building Connections Tisha B’Av

By: Rabbi Mordechai Miller - 16 July 2010 - 0 Comments

The two Batei Mikdosh, Holy Temples in Jerusalem, were magnificent edifices, both physically and spiritually. They were places of intense connection to G-d, and they released a surge of spirituality into the entire world. The Batei Mikdosh were both destroyed…

The Lebron James Sweepstakes and You

By: Rabbi Gedalia Liebes - 08 July 2010 - 0 Comments

For sports fans, especially basketball fans, tonight is a very special night. For tonight, at 9pm-prime time-an extremely gifted and talented basketball phenom, known as “King James” to his loyal fans, will end the suspense and finally announce which team…

Bringing It All Together Parshas Balak

By: Rabbi Shlomo Landau - 25 June 2010 - 0 Comments

Question: If you were part of a committee charged with the mission of ensuring the continuity of the Jewish people, which of the following items would you select as the most important element necessary to accomplish that task?   A)…

The Living Years- Parshas Chukas

By: Rabbi Yitzchok Oratz - 18 June 2010 - 0 Comments

Imagine doing a strenuous workout outside on a ninety degree summer’s day. Workout was tough — but you did it. You feel good. Invigorated. You go inside your house & you are thinking about one thing & one thing only…