From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

Bloom on Parashat Ki Tisa: Mitzvot Associated With the Land

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “The choicest of the first of your soil you shall bring to the house of the L-rd, your G-d” (Sh’mot 34:26). In this week’s parashah,...

Pinchas: What’s Your Bottom Line?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman This is the parashah of Pinchas the Zealous. The courageous young priest stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the end, saved Israel from a...

Yisro: Keep Your Balance

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman What is the definition of a well-balanced individual? One who has a chip on both shoulders! This week we read the Ten Commandments. The great Revelation at...

Tazria: The Eternal Covenant

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman וביום השמיני ימול בשר ערלתו And on the eighth day the foreskin of his flesh shall be circumcised. — Vayikra 12:3 The above verse comes from the opening lines...

From Where I Stand: Mishpatim

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman אם בגפו יבוא בגפו יצא If he came in alone, he goes out alone. —Sh’mos 21:3 Once upon a time, Yiddish-speaking Jews coined the term “luftmentsh” to describe that...

Lashon Ha’ra And The Two Types Of Healing

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon It is well-known that medicine can treat the symptom or the source of the problem. Treating the symptom will hopefully alleviate the problem, but it may...

Bloom on Mishpatim: An Entire Year of Shabbat

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but in the seventh you shall let it rest and lie fallow....

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...

Parashat Devarim: Serving G-d After The Sin

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “As for you, turn about and march into the wilderness by the way of the Sea of Reeds. You replied to me … ‘We...

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