Regret and the Rainbow

Shira Sohn Bat Sherut at Torah MiTzion (2015-16) Currently a Mechanical Engineer Click Here for the PDF version Midrash Bereshit Rabba describes that the angels argued with G-d about the creation of man – some told G-d to create man due to man’s good...

Shlichut of a Nation

Mordechai Hadad Former Shaliach in Montreal (2016-17) Currently a student at Ariel University Click HERE for the PDF version Following the culmination of the great flood, Hashem makes a covenant with Noach[1]. The wording of this covenant bears similarity to the...

The Roots of a Midrash

  At the end of this week’s Torah portion, we are introduced to Avraham (Avram in the meantime). Unlike other prophets, not much is known about why he was chosen. Rashi and the Midrash fill in the blanks and tell us about the story of young Avram knocking...

Parshat Noach 5779

Rabbi Yisrael Cohn Director of Aliyah, Jerusalem Municipality Parshat Noach The episode of the Tower of Babel is a story of just 9 verses. The Torah tells us how the generation after the flood decided to build a tower that they hoped would reach heaven. The plan does...

The Challenges of Humanity from Genesis to the Present

Rabbi Shai Finkelstein Former Rosh Kollel in Memphis (2002-05) Currently Rabbi of Nitzanim Shul Source sheet #1 Source sheet #2 Source sheet #3 The Challenges of Humanity from Genesis to the Present #1 The Challenges of Humanity from Genesis to the Present...