Category Archives: Judaism

Knowing What’s Very Good: Seer of Lublin, Spies, and a Clumsy Husband

Through humility, we can find things that we didn’t know about. Our self-centeredness get in the way of good “vision” Rabbi Yonah Bookstein Based on a Dvar Torah of Rabbi…

Why Doesn’t God Pay for Lunch?

God could fund everything, but we wouldn’t value it As we learn from the Torah when the Jewish people jointly funded the building and running of the Mishkan/Tabernacle, keeping Jewish…

How to Use Summer for Spiritual Growth

There is spiritual growth that can only be accomplished in the summertime From the moment that Passover started, the Omer clock started, the countdown started to Shavuot. That period of…

4 Ways to Make Purim Great Again and Help the World

Are you stuck in the Purim Party rut? Do you go to few Purim parties and then pay for it the next day with a horrific hangover? If this is the…

Saying Psalms in a Mosque: A Jewish, Muslim, Christian Collaboration

In an era of increasingly incendiary divisions  —  creating bridges becomes even more important. Marking the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, a group of Jews, Muslims and Christians gathered…

Mishkan and Microchips

Moshe assembled the entire congregation of Israel to give the second set of tablets. He proceeded to recount in detail what G!d wanted of them which includes keeping the Sabbath…