Dibbur (“Speech”) – 5777

Liat Jackman   A while ago, I thought of an important thing that I needed to buy. Fearing I might forget, I wanted to tell my husband. However, it was not a suitable topic for Shabbat conversation. But I wanted to remember it! There is an halacha that one should...

The True Goal of Yetziat Mitzrayim – 5777

Yedidya Bijel Former Shaliach in Chicago Currently a structural engineer   The True Goal of Yetziat Mitzrayim    "This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you" Right in the middle of the...

The God of the Desert – 5777

Rabbi Emanuel Cohn Former Avrech in Montreal (2001-2003) Founder of “Torah MiCinema” – Teaching Film and Judaism   The God of the Desert   Before God brings the Ten Plagues upon Egypt, there is an encounter between Moshe, Aharon and Pharaoh...

“And She Named Him Moses” – 5777

Rav Avi Goldberg Former Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2008-2011) Currently teacher at “Himelfarb” high school in Jerusalem   “And She Named Him Moses” The birth of Moses and the name he was given are described in a special way in the Torah. As...

To Be A Jew – 5777

Rav Avraham Norin Ram at the Machon Meir Conversion Center   To be a Jew Who am I?  Some call me Avraham – that's my first name. Others call me a settler, or a mitnachel, depending on their politics. My students call me Rav...

Go Home Slowly – 5777

Rabbi Gideon Weitzman Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City (1999-2000) Head of the English Speaking Section of the “Puah” Institute   Go Home Slowly This week’s Parshah is laden with heavy emotions. Yosef and Yehudah face each other, first as enemies that...

Chanuka – The beginning of a new Judaism – 5777

Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England Currently Executive Director of Project Aseret   Chanuka – The beginning of a new Judaism Prophecy – experiential Judaism There is a fascinating story in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 102b), of Rav Ashi,...

Drawing the Line – 5777

Rabbi Baruch Winetraub Former Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash, Toronto (2011-2014) Currently Rabbi of Tel Mond   Drawing the Line Our parshah is the epoch to an epic which will take us from Hevron to Shechem, from Shechem to Egypt, only to be concluded in Goshen, where...