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Noach: Staying Afloat

What makes life such a stormy sea are the turbulent waters of heresy and defeat. One needs a strong emotional and spiritual sea craft to stay afloat…

Where Are You?

But by asking him where he is, Hashem is giving Adam an opportunity to slow down, assess himself, and clarify the point of truth in his mind. Hashem already knows the answer…

Divine Representation

What does it mean to serve Hashem, love Him and walk in His ways? These are all Torah commandments, but they seem to be slipping through our fingers…

My Lech–Lecha Moment

Like the runner who rises to emotional heights each time he feels a cramp and keeps on moving, the person of faith becomes ecstatic every time something difficult happens…

Leah’s Song

Parshat Vayetze: Rebbe Shimon says, "From the day Hashem created the world, there wasn’t a person who praised Hashem, until Leah did." What? No one praised Hashem until then?

Intellect and Emuna

Parshat Breishit - The more Torah a person learns, the stronger his emuna becomes and the more his intellect is enhanced with holiness, uplifting him even more...

The Conversation

Parshat Vayigash: The commentators tell us that Yosef did not continue studying Torah with his father after that meeting. What prevented him?

Emuna Before Intellect

All the laws of creation are subservient to the purpose of creation. The purpose of creation is to for all the creations to gain awareness of The Creator and of His Monarchy...