Cities for Our Children – 5777

Rav Reuven Spolter Former Community Rabbi in Oak Park Detroit Currently a Jewish Studies Instructor and administrator at the Orot College of Education in Elkana   Cities for Our Children Rabbi Berel Wein once related that when they were building the new building...

Mourning: Action and Affect – 5776

Rav Herzl Hefter Former Rosh Kollel in Cleveland (1995-1997)   Mourning: Action and Affect I believe that the period of Bein HaMetzarim, between the straights, is the appropriate time to devote to the study of the laws of mourning. Our response to death and loss...

God-Wrestling in the Footsteps of Jeremiah

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger Imagine two children playing hide and seek; one hides but the other does not look for him. G-d is hiding and man is not seeking. Imagine his distress. Reb Baruch of Medzhibozh (Quoted in Souls on Fire, p. 84) Coined in the 1970’s by Arthur...

Master of Rebuke – 5775

Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England Currently Executive Director of Project Aseret   Master of Rebuke הָלֹךְ וְקָרָאתָ בְּאָזְנֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם לֵאמֹר: כֹּה אָמַר ה’: זָכַרְתִּי לָךְ חֶסֶד נְעוּרַיִךְ אַהֲבַת כְּלוּלֹתָיִךְ לֶכְתֵּךְ...