Bloom on Balak: ‘A Star Rises From Jacob’

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “A star rises from Jacob, a scepter comes forth from Israel; it smashes the brow of Moav, the foundation of all children of Seth”...

Mordechai Young: Sanity Beneath the Surface

By Rabbi Mordechai Young A rebbe of mine, Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland, a rebbe in Sh’or Yoshuv, noted author and chazzan, always makes Torah learning fun and enjoyable! He asked why...

Shliach From Montana: Seeing What We Want to See

For the very first time since Shabbos Zachor before Purim, we hosted guests at our Shabbos table. Our shul is still closed, but we invited two family units for...

Shelach: Draw Your Own Conclusion

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “We cannot ascend.” – Bamidbar 13:31 Some conclusions are more obvious to come to than others. Sometimes the most obvious conclusion isn’t necessarily correct....

Parashat Beha’alotchah: Sanctity of Torah vs. Sanctity of Terumah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute One of the complex issues in relationships between full-time learners and good Jews who didn’t merit to learn much Torah is the awkward moment...

Souls on Fire: Positivity Bias

Musings of a Shliach From Montana It’s been a rough few weeks for our beloved United States. If COVID-19 and its negative effect on our mental health wasn’t enough, we...

Bamidbar: Every Jew Counts

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Nine of the holiest rabbis cannot make a minyan. Enter one little bar mitzvah boy, and suddenly the minyan is complete! When we count Jews, there...

Bloom on Parashat Bamidbar: The Desert

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute It is fascinating that despite the fact that our Torah is all about conducting ourselves in our everyday lives, and its uniqueness lies in...

Behar: Finding the Strength Within

By Rabbi Mordechai Young On March 29, 1982, the North Carolina Tar Heels were playing a championship game versus the Georgetown Hoyas. It was a very close game. The Hoyas...

From Where I Stand: Bechukosai

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman One section stands out from the rest in this week’s parashah. It is known as the Tochacha, the Rebuke. There we read a litany of disasters...
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COVID-19 Update July 2, 2020 I am very sad to report we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Nassau County was down to 25 cases...

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