Majestic Order and Natural Bewilderment

  Rabbi Moshe Aberman Former Rosh Kollel (Chicago, 1997-99) Currently Torah Advisor to the Shlichim Click Here for the PDF version   Parashat Behaalotcha clearly has two segments. Beginning with the Glory of the Mishkan and the anointment of the levi’im,...

Thou Shalt Not Complain

For the PDF version click HERE What is the sin that ruins it all? Even the sin of the Golden Calf – an idolatrous lapse at the holiest moment in the relationship between God and the Jewish people – was not beyond atonement and rectification. What could be worse? What...

We all need someone to lean on 5779

We all need someone to lean on Parashat Beha’alotcha By Gina JungerMember of “Shivtei Yisrael” community in Ra’anana Everyone has their breaking point; when they feel they just can’t handle the task they are given. Even Moshe Rabeinu! In...

Light and Humility – 5777

Yonatan Sinclair Former Bnei Akiva Shaliach Currently Bnei Akiva Limmud Director and Head of Australian Desk   Light and Humility   How do I balance being a leader and being humble? When is the right time to step up, and when should I step down and let...

Good Trumpet, Bad Trumpet – 5776

Arik Speaker Director of LILMOD and Head of the European Desk at Torah Mitzion   Good Trumpet, Bad Trumpet There is a well-known rule: the greater the expectations – the greater the disappointment. Some people prefer to lower their expectations, while others...

Finding Your Tafkid – Mission in Life

Rav Yisrael Krengel Former Rosh Kollel Johannesburg (2002-3)   The beginning of the Parsha discusses the details of building and lighting the Menorah in the Mishkan. The verse (Bamidbar 8:4) states, “These are the instructions for constructing the Menorah…like...