The Philosophy Of Prayer

Before asking any conceptual question concerning tefila, it is of utmost importance to emphasize that prayer is, first and foremost, a natural inclination of every human being. Prayer expresses the longing, the basic desire within every person for an encounter with...

Families and Faith

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger Former Shaliach in Boca Raton (1999-2006), Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar of Dallas Kollel   “Civilization depends on the health of the traditional family”. So begins Rod Dreher’s persuasive and insightful article in...

The Murderer’s Admission

The Murderer’s Admission Channan Morrison, 2003 We all live a double life. There is our external world – our relationships with friends and family, our jobs, our place in society. And we have our inner world – our private thoughts and emotions, our...

Highlights of Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed: Part 9

Highlights of Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed: Part 9 – Torah as Educator : Book III Chapters 32 and 46  Rabbi Tuvia Berman – Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi   “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”- John Dewey Pursuit of religious truth...