On Shavuos in 1313 BCE we were given the Torah by G-d on Mount Sinai. The catch? Torah was already studied – and followed – for generations before it was given on Mt. Sinai… So, what is Shavuos REALLY about??!! What did it change?? Something incredibly profound happened when G-d formally presented the Torah to […]
Lag B’Omer is a festive day celebrating . . . the passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Does it strike you as strange that we celebrate the passing of the author of the Zohar — the most prominent kabbalistic text in existence? In 2 minutes, this video makes it all clear.
We can not reverse the Holocaust but we CAN choose how to respond to it. We CAN preserve and strengthen awareness — honoring the memory of the millions who were slain and reducing the chances of it happening again, God forbid! And we CAN stick it to the Nazis by not allowing the tragedies […]
Passover is the Festival of Freedom, but if we look at it as a commemoration of something that happened millennia ago the holiday isn’t necessarily so exciting. The good news is that it is not merely a commemoration of something that happened in the past. The cosmic energy of freedom that was active at the […]
Does Judaism condone any form of sacrifice in today’s modern world? The answer is yes and no because not all sacrifices are equal. Although sacrifices in the literal sense of the word are not a part of Jewish life today, there are sacrifices tat Judaism does not only approve of, but even recommend. If you […]
Fire represents the spirit, always burning, radiating light and warmth, and striving upward. The flames of the menorah personify the victory of Chanukah; the victory of the soul of Judaism over the Hellenistic attempt to extinguish it.