Bloom on Parashat Bo: Locusts

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Tomorrow I will bring locusts on your territory. They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to...

Bloom on Parashat Va’eira: The Nile

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This week’s parashah gives us an opportunity to visit the Nile River. Where does it originate? How is it exploited? Egypt, past and present, is...

Bloom on Parashat Vayechi: Yosef’s Tomb

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In this week’s parashah, Yosef has his brothers swear to bring his bones back to the Land of Israel upon their ultimate redemption: “When...

Rabbi Leff: The Wagons of Assimilation

By Rabbi Zev Leff “… And he saw the wagons that Yosef had sent to transport him, then the spirit of their father Yaakov was revived.” —Bereishit 45:27 From this verse,...

Yosef: The First Economist

By Mrs. Danyel Goldberg Assistant Principal, Shulamith High School Jewish people have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes. If Wikipedia is to be trusted, the coveted award has been given...

Mikeitz: Of Shepherds and Statesmen

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman And they did not recognize him. –Bereishis 42:8 Is isolationism the only way to live as faithful Jews, or can we scale the ghetto walls...

What Does It Mean to Be a Torah-True Jew?

By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling We all strive to be Torah Jews and to raise our children to be Torah Jews. Being a Torah Jew doesn’t just mean being a Jew...

Souls on Fire: Encountering Niflaos HaBorei

Musings of a Shliach From Montana Just the other day, I took a “quick” five-hour roundtrip drive to a beautiful ranch off the beaten path. The purpose of the visit...

Bloom on Duda’im in Parashat Vayeitzei

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute What exactly were the duda’im that Reuven brought Leah? Were they really a fertility drug? What does that have to do with Harry Potter?...

Parashat Chayei Sarah: Chevron — City of Many Names

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Sarah died in Kiryat Arba — now Chevron — in the land of Canaan” (Bereishit 23:2). Sarah Imeinu’s burial shines the historical limelight on the...
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