Chanukah 5782 – Introduction

Every chag (holiday) or event on the Hebrew calendar, brings with it the original energy of that time period again and again through years.

Shin (Sin): The Twenty-First Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet

“The three lines of the shin may be interpreted as three gen­eral dimensions of a human being: Kesser (will and pleasure), the intellect, and the emotions.

The Color of Heaven – Parshat Korach

“When a Jew wears a four-cornered garment, he has a mitzvah, a commandment, to attach four threads to each of its corners. These threads are called tzitzit. One of these threads is the color of tekhelet… which is a reflection of the blue of the sea, and the blue of the sea is a reflection of the blue of the sky, and the blue of the sky is a reflection of a mystical concept called the Kisei HaKavod, a throne on which, so to speak, Hashem sits.

Leading a Nation of Individuals (Bamidbar 5781)

“The book of Bamidbar begins with a census of the Israelites… what is the significance of this act of counting?

Tefillat HaSheLah – “A Parent’s Prayer”

This special prayer was composed by the SheLah Hakadosh to express the prayers of parents on behalf of their children.

Excerpts from: Coping with the Meron Tragedy: An Open Discussion and Q&A with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

“It would be cruel and insensitive to see it as just an accident but we have to see it as a wake-up call

Coping with the Meron Tragedy: An Open Discussion and Q&A with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

The pain will subside…but the growth will be forever and we will prevail.”

Coping with the Meron Tragedy: An Open Discussion and Q&A with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Our belief in goodness…G-d, and our values will not be destroyed…!”

Coping with the Meron Tragedy: An Open Discussion and Q&A with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

…we are all part of this collective body, we need to strengthen ourselves in the sense of strengthening our commitment to everything that is good – to mitzvot, to Torah, to prayer

The Lag B’Omer Tragedy

… the Ramchal states that at the end of time, G-d will need to speed up history