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Rabbi Survives Attack By Monster

I was attacked in middle of the night by this horrible and dangerous looking monster. It began by waking me up with a horrible noise in my ear. It then began to literally suck my blood. Had it not been Shabbat, I would have fearlessly...

Table Talk
Table Talk: Shelach

The Golden Calf and The Spies: The Midrash implies that there is a very strong connection between the sin of the Golden Calf and that of the spies: “And God said, ‘I have forgiven them as you said.’” (Numbers 14:20)
Inconsistencies: A Memory

I was all of 16 years old, and was quite confused. I had serious questions about how people use Judaism to relate to God, and I was asked to meet once a week with public school students and answer their questions. It was pouring that night...

Inconsistencies Part Two

He listened to, but did not participate in the ongoing conversations around Miriam’s Well in the days that followed their devastating punishment for their reaction to the spies. People were frustrated, depressed and angry. “I don’t want to live out the rest of my life...

The Great Balancers

Daniel Kahneman, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics is a psychologist, not an economist. He was lecturing to a group of Israeli air force flight instructors on the conventional wisdom of behavior modification and its application to the psychology of flight training. Kahenman drove home...

Fighting With The Laundry

Ever since I saw my father zt’l washing his Tzitzit, I have washed my own. Please understand; my siblings and I would battle each other for the merit of serving our parents and cleaning for them. The only things we were willing to just stand...

Without Wondering

“Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars,” observed Augustine in the fifth century, “...