A Lesson from Yaakov Avinu on How to Survive in Galus
Chanukah: Solidifying the Essence of Succos
The 'Nais' of the Pach Shemen Reveals a Lot More Than We Think
Chanukah: Celebrating our Ability to Survive as Jews Throughout our Long Golus
The Chanukah Miracle Within Each of Us
The Supreme Role of the Jewish Home on Chanukah
An Opportune Time to Thank Hashem for the Wars
A Freilichen "Ches Neiros V'Halacha K'Beis Hillel"!
Chanukah: Sanctifying the Start with a Spotlight on "Sons"
Vayeshev: Sending Yosef into a State of Sakkanah
Vayeshev: Sending Tzaddikim Sweet Smelling Spices
Vayeshev: "Ben Zekunim": The Toras HaNiglah & Toras HaNistar of our Parsha's Protagonist
Vayishlach: Pondering Perplexing Parsha Palindromes
Vayishlach: Who is this Mysterious D'vorah, Maynekes Rivkah?
Vayishlach: The Grand Gift to Eisav & the Final Tikun
Vayishlach: Illuminating the Wrestling Match, the Gid Hanashe, & the Pachim K'Tanim
Angels Assisting the Avos-& Amazing Remazim
Yaakov's Kiss to Rachel & the Rebbe/ Talmid "Neshika" Relationship
Yaakov's Kiss to Rachel & the Rebbe/ Talmid "Neshika" Relationship
The "Luz" Explained Like You've Never Heard it Before
The Tzaddik's "Decree": Why Couldn't Yaakov Ensure an Answer to Rachel's Plea?
The Lofty Love of Yaakov for Rachel--& for HakB"H
Yaakov Goes to Shem v"Ever for 14 Years: Why This Specific Yeshiva? Why Now??
Goyim, Gei'im & Gilgulim: The Great Progeny of Yaakov & Eisav
Yaakov & Eisav: The Underlying Difference Between Them..
Delving into Yaakov's "Double" Voice
Dancing to the Sweet & Sublime Kol of Yaakov
Eliezer's Journey from Arur to Baruch
Avraham is Inspired by Sarah to Purchase Machpela
Tefillas Mincha & the "Mal'ach" in the Field
Purchasing a Burial Plot: Some Pertinent Points to Ponde
Akeidas Yitzchak & the Unique Role of Eliyahu HaNavi
Akeidas Yitzchak: The Mesiras Nefesh Contrast of Yitzchak vs. Yishmael
The Never-Changing Name of Yitzchak & His Laughing into the Future
Avraham's Chiddush in Chesed: Its Better to BE Like G-d
than to TALK to G-d
The Significance of Bris Bain HaBesarim
Shoelaces? Tefillin Straps? Whats the Lesson for Us??
The Power of "Rei'us"
Sheim vs. Yefes: Going the Extra Mile... It Makes all the Difference
Parshas Noach: Appreciating the Uniqueness of "Chein"
Sinews, Sins, & the Colors of the Peacock:
These are the days of our Year...
Comparing Noach's Teiva to Moshe's Mishkan
Pondering the Perplexing Place of "Moshe" in our Parsha
Hoshana Rabba: A Day of "Rachamim" at the End of the Yi'mei HaDin
From Succos Mamash to Ananei Hakavod: The True Avodah of Succos
The Chi'bah Yi'seira Clouds of Glory
Giving Up the BLT as a BT to be the Best that You Can BE!
The Great Fish Debate: Some Pre- Yom Kippur Food for Thought
Rosh Hashana: Living & Caring for the Almighty's Kavod
Teshuva & Expressing the True YOU!
Endless Striving and Then Arriving at Rosh Hashana
Nitzavim- Haftorah: Rejoicing with the 613 Mitzvos
Birchos HaTorah Musings as We Prepare for the
Matan Torah of Yom Kippur
Ki Savo: Transforming "Hashkifa" Into our "Hashkafa"
Ki Savo: Bikkurim - the antidote to Amalek
From "White Clothes" to Oil- Living Teshuva Every Day
"Yayin Lo Shasisi": Where Was There Wine in the Wilderness??
Har Grizim/Avel: Why the Need for Another Bris Beyond Sinai?
Ki Saytzai: Probing Beneath the Surface of Mitzvos
Ki Saytzai: The Magnificent Answer of the Lev Avraham to a
The Secret of the Missing "Vav's"
Ki SaytzaI-Ben Sorer U'Moreh: A Deeper Look Beneath the Surface
Parshas Shoftim: What is the Ikur Role of a Jewish King??
Parshas Shoftim: The Torah's Unique Perspective on Leadership
The Lesson of Eglah Arufa: The Value We Must See in Every Yid
Maaser Shaini: It's Purpose, Gadlus & it's Connection to Shabbos
Parshas Re’eh: finding the individual within the masses
Har Grizim & Ebel: The Achdus of Klal Yisroel Together with Eretz Yisroel
"Bamakom Asher Yivchar Hashem": HKBH's Aversion to a
Religion of Convenience
The Reciprocal Relationship Between Klal Yisroel & HKBH
V'Acahlta, V'Savata, U'Vairachta: Birkat Hamazon Explained Like You Never Heard it Before...
The Difference Between Doing a Mitzvah In & Out of Eretz Yisroel
HKBH's 'Positive" Reply to Moshe's Request About Eretz Yisroel
Why the Amendment of "Shamor" from "Zachor" Before Entering
Ikvisah D'mishicha: Where Are We in the Geula Process?
Moshe's Message of "Nechama" Hidden in Parshas V'Eschanan
Tisha B'Av Takeaways
What is the Difference Between " Yerushalayim" & "Tzion?"
Yirmiyahu Hanavi’s Takana for all Generations...
to Mourn the Death of Yoshiyau Hamelech??
The STARTLING Root Causes of the Two Churbanos
The Real Reason & Chashivus to Make a Siyum on the Nine Days
The Quick Transition from Tragedy to Comfort
Tisha B'Av to Tu B'Av: The Journey from a "Moed" to the Greatest of "Yom Tov's"
The Kohen Gadol's Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookies &
the Koach HaTefilla
The Journey from Elephants to Pinchas- & Onward Towards Mattos
Pinchas/Eliyahu, Middas HaDin, & the Final Tikkun for Nadav & Avihu
Yehoshua bin Nun: The Perfect Successor
Dreams About Pinchas and... Elephants?!!
Why Isn't Pinchas the Perfect Choice to Succeed Moshe?
Essential Thoughts Upon Entering the Three Weeks PART 1
Essential Thoughts Upon Entering the Three Weeks PART 2
The Profound Secret of "Ma Tovu O'Halecha Yaakov"
The Essential Defining Difference Between Bilam & Avraham Avinu
"Bra Kar'ah D'Avuha:" The Ma'alos of Leaving a Son Behind...
A Closer Look at R Yehuda ben BILAAM?!
The Importance of Shira
Moshe Rabbeinu's Responsibility in Chet HaMeraglim & Mei Meriva
Shlomo Hamelech & the Sod of Parah Adumah
Zos Chukas HaTorah: The Essence of Our Lives
The "Depths" & Evils of Machlokes
The True "Beauty" of Parshas Korach
What's the message of Challa & Nesachim immediately
following the meraglim?
Shelach: The Koach Unique to Kalev
Parshas Shelach: What Went Wrong with this "Shi'luach?"
A Glimpse into the Greatness of Miriam HaNeviah
B'haaloscha Es Haneiros: A Timeless Message for Galus
B'Haaloscha: Aharon HaKohen Bringing Shalom into "Hashem's Bayis"
Ten Spices & Ten Tzaddikim- What About Number Eleven??
Sheivet Levi: A Unique Tribe with It's Own Unique Count
The Inner Meaning of Birchas Kohanim & its Relevance to our Daily Lives
Har Sinai: Our Stepping Stone to Eretz Yisroel
The Journey From Pesach to Shavuos-- from "Skipping" to "Walking"
Shavuos: Amailus B'Torah Forges Our Relationship with HKBH
The Depth & Dual Nature of Sefiras HaOmer
A Closer Look at the Rashbi/ R' Yishmael Famous Dispute
Gilgulei Rebbe Akiva & his Role in the Ten Martyrs
The Rashbi’s Essence: Earning Life’s Greatest Gifts Through Suffering
Simchas Lag B'Omer Amidst the Tragedy in Meron
A Special "Pair of Shoes" & Kedushas HaTorah
"Dibbur", "Amira" & the Yomim Tovim
Sefiras Haomer: A Uniquely Personal Experience
Balancing "V'ahavta L'Rayacha Komocha" and "Chayecha Kodmin"
Kedoshim: Extending Bain Adam L'Chavairo to Bain Adam L'Makom...
70 Mitzvos, Yaakov the "Av of Sevens," & the Quest for Kedusha
A Special Gift of Love on Our Way to Sinai
Every Word of Torah: More Precious than Pearls...
The Interplay of Bris Milah & Bris HaTorah
The true celebration of the shalom zachor
The "Eighth Day" Tikun of Cheit Nadav V'Avihu
Tazria- Metzorah: Where the Physical & Spiritual Intersect
(with Rabbi Neuburger)
From Pesach to Parshas Shemini: the Food Focus Continues...
The True Chait of Nadav & Avihu (with Rabbi Neuburger)
Yosef and Yam Suf: Running Away to “the Other Side”
The Exodus from Egypt: The Story is Not Yet Over...
Yetzias Mitzrayim & the Koach HaPeh
Avraham & Moshe: Transforming the Idolatrous Passion
Grateful for the “Sinai Experience” — Even Without the Torah??
Yitzchak, the Middle Matzah, & a Visit from Eliyahi Hanavi
The Big Lesson Learned from the Small "Aleph"
"Zerizin Makdimin..." - The Pivotal Role it Plays in ALL Our Mitzvos
From Mishkan to Mikdash: The Dynamic Duo of Yehuda & Dan
Vayakel: The "Kahal" as a Tikkun for Cheit HaEigel
Cheit HaEigel & the "Tikkun" of Our Purim Laughter...
Our Avos & the Three "Signs" that Define Us
From Halves to a Whole - the “Shekel of the Future”
Smashing the Luchos Yet Lifting Up Our Heads- Never Despair...
Yom KiPURIM: The "Two-Sided Yom Tov" that Will be Around Forever...
Purim: A Time to Toil in Torah She'bi'al Peh
The Megilla’s End and the True “Gadlus” of Mordechai
Haman, Ha'Man, & "Ha'Min haEitz": The Common Thread...
The "Wooden Essence" of the Aron HaEidus
Milchemes Amalek: Time to Pull Yehoshua Out of the Bais Medrash
“Pole-Position” Pondering and the Aron Ha’Eidus
The Mitzvah of Aliyah L’Regel: May I Go in a Lexus??
Moshe/Esther/Mordechai/Haman: The Thread that Connects Them All...
24/7 Na'aseh Vi'nishma: Why Not in Last Weeks Parsha?
Yehoshua Shows Us the Importance of Shimush Talmidei Chachamim
Marriage, Mizbei'ach, & the Essence of Matan Torah
The Memorable "Neshikos" of Shema Yisroel at Matan Torah
From Mitzrayim to Har Sinai: Our Evolving Relationship with HKB"H
The Two-Tiered War of Amalek
Milchemes Amalek: Sending the "Mighty & Righteous" Out to War
Truly Living with Emunah Thriugh the Koach of a Niggun
Milah & Pesach: The Two Mitzvos that Powered the Yetziah
The Two main Objectives of the Makkos in Mitzrayim
"Moshe & Aharon" Equal as One
Makkas Tzifardeia: Fascinating Facts & Facets about the Frogs
Highlighting the Unique Qualities of Eretz Yisroel - PART ONE
(see part two below)
Highlighting the Unique Qualities of Eretz Yisroel - PART TWO
Uncovering the hidden message of the "Three Signs" - PART ONE
(see part two below)
Uncovering the hidden message of the "Three Signs" - PART TWO
Striking the Mitzri: A Scrutiny of Moshe's Bold Action - PART ONE
(see part two below)
Striking the Mitzri: A Scrutiny of Moshe's Bold Action - PART TWO
Naming of the book of "Names"
Spiritual Genetics & Yaakov's "Bracha" to Shimon & Levi
Yaakov's Yearning to Reveal the "Keitz": A Truly Amazing Kabbalistic Gem
Serach Bas Asher: The 2,000 Year Old Woman- and so Much More...
Ya’akov & Yosefs attitudes towards burial in Egypt
Yehuda as King: Paving the Way for Torah in Egypt
Jealousy & Gematrios Gems in the Name "Yosef"
Yehuda & Dan: Planting the Seeds of Mashiach
Yehuda & Chushim/Dan: Encountering the Koach of the Two Lions
Yosef, Chanukah & our Repeated Focus on the "Banim"
Yosef HaTzaddik: The “Guardian of Continuity”
Yaakov Avinu's Learning, "Light" & Love of Yosef
Perplexed by Yosef's Readiness to Put Himself in Danger
Multiple Musings on "Malachim Mamash"
Dina's "Going Out to Look": What Did She Do Wrong?
Yaakov's Fear & Anguish: What is it Really All About?
So Where Does the Number 613 Come From?
Why Didn't Rachel I'Meinu Destroy the Terafim?
From Leah to Dovid Hamelech: Endless Thanks for Everyday Miracles
A Tzadik's Lasting Impact on His Surroundings
Kibbud Av V’Eim and the Unforgettable Fragrance of Gan Eden
Toldos: The Ahava/Yir'ah Relationship Inspired by our Avos- Part 2
Toldos: The Ahava/Yir'ah Relationship Inspired by our Avos- Part 1
Vaigdlu Hanearim: Defining True Gadlus
The Dual Roles of Avraham Avinu
Gems on the Life & Death of Sarah & the Lessons for Us
B'nai Hapilagshim: Avraham Avinu's "Other" Children
Appreciating the Greatness of Sarah through the Qualities of Rivkah
Gems From Gedolai Yisroel Regarding Yishmael
Becoming Talmidim of Avraham Avinu, the Paradigm of Chesed
The Tefillos of our Father Avraham for All Generations
Avraham Avinu: The First True Eved Hashem
The Glaring Omission of 'Kivshan Ha'Aish in the Torah
Lech Lecha - Why Did Shem Lose the Kehuna Gedola?
Lech Lecha Traveling on the Derech: Good or Bad for Avraham Avinu?
Parshas Noach: Avraham's Special Connection to Mitzvas Kibbud Av
Noach & the Birds: Rising Above the Olam Hagashmi
Noach & the Koach of the 36 Special Tzadikim
Beraishis: Powerful Prayer for the Potent Rains
Beraishis: We Must Never Stop Working on Ourselves
The "Beauty" of Sarah Imainu: The Fusion of the Physical & the Spiritual
Chag HaSukkos: Commemorating the Dual Nature of our Special Sukkah
The Simcha of "Chag" HaSuccos & the Lesson Learned from Lavan
Rectifying our Midos on the Road to Repentance
Dealing with the Yetzer Hara Before Yom Kippur
Tzom Gedalia: Locking in the Sparks of Rosh Hashaha
"Shofar Gadol": Appreciating the "Great" Shofar--
then Giving it Over to HaKB"H
Sweetening Din with Rachamim & the Hidden Message of Salt
Rosh Hashana: Achieving Achdus With the Support of the Son's of Korach
Rosh Hashanah: Getting Ready to be Born Anew
"Pearls" of Wisdom in Educating our Children
Nitzavim Vayelech: Are You a "Nitzavim" Jew or a "Vayelech" Jew?
The Power of the Mezuza: Appreciating it's Two-Tiered Protective Shield
Atem Nitzavim: Searching for the Emes in so Many Places
Ki Savo: The Importance of Simcha in the Life of a Yid
"Ani L'Dodi V'Dodi Li": Why Quote Shir Hashirim in Chodesh Elul?
Shema Yisroel: From the Beginning to the Very End of Our Lives
Heading into Menachem 'Av' (not 'Eim') Turning to the Father's "Comfort"
Why Does Serach bas Asher Merit to "Live Forever"?
The Three Weeks: Putting our Painful History Into its Proper Perspective
Ma"aseh Pinchas: The Ultimate Act of "Tzedaka"
"The Sons of Korach Never Died": So What are they Doing Now?
Parashas Balak Carried by Yaakov's Gift Through the Dark Times...
Yearning for Y'Mos Hamashiach,
a Time when We'll Truly Know our Creator
Parah Adumah The Crucial Lesson for ALL the Mitzvos Hatorah
Parah Adumah: The Bad ( & the Good...?) of the Death of Tzadikim
"Dasan & Adas Aviram"... Where is the Missing "Korach?
Korach: The Five Parshios Named for Specific Individuals - Part I
Korach: The Five Parshios Named for Specific Individuals - Part II
Parshas Korach: Juggling Genealogies
Making Sense of the Enigmatic First Rashi in Parshas Korach
Tzitzis & Yerushalayim: The Joint Actions of Avraham & Sheim
Sheim & Avraham: Tied Together in the Tallis Shel Tzitzis
The Journey to "Az Yashir Moshe": Was it Seven or Eight Days?
Yehoshua & Calev: Enhanced by a Few Special "Others"
Why Didn't Moshe Daven for his Brother in Law Calev?
From Moshe to Dovid:
Becoming One with the Koach HaTefilla
A Focus on Fire & The Pursuit of Peace:
From Aharon to R' Yochanan Ben Zakai
Miriam's Mission: Marriage, Moshe, & Her Connection to Mayim
The Great Gift to Aharon: "It All Begins With You!"
Nazir & Sotah: Which One Ought to Come First?
Post Shavuos: Well Equipped to Head Into the Summer Months
Parshas Naso: Highlighting the Uniqueness of Every Jew
"She'lo Asani Goy": Appreciating Who We Are...
Post Shavuos Chizuk: Linking Our Nights & Days with Limud HaTorah
Post Shavuos Ponderings: Where is "Torah" in our Daily Shmone Esrai?
Shavuos: Our Dance-Less Chasuna with HKBH
With the Rashbi 'Lighting' the Way, Never Stop Shteiging!
Preparing for Shavuos: Ready to Fulfill Our Unique Mission in Life
The Life of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai:
Teaching us to Delve Beneath the Surface
The Smoke, Fire & Sounds of... 'Silence'-- of Matan Torah
Parshas Bamidbar: Probing the Persona of Pinchas
Learning All Night Leil Shavous: A Potpourri of Gems...
Crucial Life Lessons from the "Two" Rebbe Akivas
The Journey Back into Shul: Expressing Hakaras Hatov
for all Hashem's Gifts
Chodesh Iyar & Encompassing All Aspects of Shlaimus
The Mishebairach Tefilla: Why do we Invoke the Mothers Name?
Parsha Behar Bechukosai: Right on the Heels of the Rashbi's Yartzeit
The Greatest 'Streak' of All: Being a True Eved Hashem...
Getting Back on Top by Listening to Our Chachamim
From Pogroms to Pandemics & Crusades to Coronas
We Never, Ever Stop Believing!
Delving Beneath the Surface: Let's Learn From Rebbi Akivah
When We can't be With Our Rebbeim... the Benefits of Video Shiurim
Feeling Alone These Days?? There's Always a Friend Around
Connecting to Everyone in the Midst of Corona
The Corona Wake Me Up: What Really Matters in Life
Acharei Mos: The Special Segula of Connecting to Nadav & Avihu
Corona and the final battle against Gog U'magog
Corona Upheaval: The Importance of Keeping Seder in Your Life
Without a Healthy Body, You Can't Have a Healthy Soul
Parshas Tazria: Through CORONA & All, Shteig, Shteig, SHTEIG!!!
Parshas Tazria: The Preconditions We Accepted to Enter the World
Does Hashem Really Expect Us to Accept all this Suffering b"Simcha??
Sefira: Lets Bring all the Days-and People - Together as One!
You Believe in Hashem? Tell Him...All the Time!
All That We Do... for the Glory of G-d!
Living Every Moment with Sh'ma on our Lips
Yetzias Mitzrayim Tapping Into the 3 Traits that Define Every Jew
Pesach Amidst Corona: Our History Shows We CAN Prevail!
"Dayeinu": From the Magical Mann to the Sin that Brought the Serpents
The Paschal Lamb:..Tied To My... BED??!
Right Before Moshiach... A Makkah of Dever??!!
Korban Todah, Thanking Hashem: Then, Now, & Forever
Parashat Tzav: Keep Adding Fuel to Your Inner Fire!
Don't Worry...Hashem is Always With You!
Crowning our Creator A Little Needed Mussar for Us All
Chodesh Nisan: Reflections on the Month of Many Miracles
Feeling Couped Up These Days? Here's the Antidote...
Shuls & Yeshiva's Closed:
How Can We Still Bring the Shechina Down??
Hashem LOVES your Mesiras Nefesh-
ESPECIALLY During Days of Difficulty
Seize the Moment: Let's End This Already!
Vayakhel-Pekudei: Hashem's Plan Not Ours
Vayakhel-Pekudei: Corona & Tasting Shabbos Every Day
Vayakhel- Pekudei: Emunas Chachamim & the Corona Virus