In the Gemara of Sotah 49B the Sages give us a long list of signs that indicate that the Mashiach’s coming is imminent. Rabbi Pessin shares 5 signs from the Talmud, that when they happen, we can know that Mashiach is near. Every year anticipate the coming of Messiah / Mashiach these signs show that he’s nearer than we think.Read more
The story of the Jewish People has been told over every year for over 3000 years since, from our time as slaves in Egypt, eating matzah, the splitting of the sea to the very last detail. We continue to tell it, and continue to live it. Happy Passover HolidaysRead more
Many years ago, R’ Yosef Teitelbaum, a Rabbi in Hungary – After 5 or 6 years of being Rabbi, he was asked to leave their apartment due to unexpected circumstances. Leaving would mean that he’d also lose his job. His wife was not taking the whole situation so well in addition to another challenge that came her way. She went to sleep crying and her father came to her in a dream… Rabbi Sinai shares the storyRead more
The 33 days between Passover and Lag Ba’Omer, are days which have some aspects of mourning. We don’t listen to music, shave, cut hair or have celebrations. The question that’s asked is, why are these weeks treated differently than other national tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people? Rabbi Ari Enkin sharesRead more
The Jews have an obligation to wipe out the Amalekites off the face of the earth. Who are the Amalekites today? How do we fight and win this battle? As the Jewish Holiday of Purim approaches, Rav Burg shares an insight into this ongoing war against Amalek.Read more
A war is raging between two great nations – but how does that impact us? What is our role in this war? What does our sages say about times like these?Read more
In the Torah portion of Va’eira – Moses notifies Pharaoh that the Jewish people need to leave Egypt for 3 days to serve God. Pharaoh did not agree to it. Only afterwards Moses asked that the Jewish people be allowed to leave for permanent freedom. The question is asked, why was Pharaoh asked for the 3 days first? Rabbi Enkin shares an important lesson for life.Read more
In the Torah portion of Shemot – Moses’ mother places him in a wicker basket and sends him down the Nile river with hopes that he would be saved from the decree that all boys be killed. Miriam, his sister, kept an eye on him from behind the bushes, while Batya, Pharaoh’s daughter found him and took him in, adopted him as her own. Our Sages teach us that these 2 women were both rewarded – Miriam greater than Batya, and the question is Why? Rabbi Ari Enkin shares the lesson…Read more
How does the story of Chanukah relate to me? We are not fighting the ancient Greeks anymore. If the destruction of the temple, the contaminated oil and the whole battle that they went through is all part of the Jewish Story, then how do connect to that? In Judaism Holidays are not just meant to commemorate, but we’re meant to somehow relive it.
Rabbi Yitzchak Botton shares an insight into how we can relate to the story of Chanuka even today.
A true story that happened on the Chanukah Holiday in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. The Grand Rabbi, the Bobover Rebbe risked his life to light the Chanukah candles for the Jews in his camp. On the first night, as he was about to say the 3rd blessing of ‘Shehechiyanu’, he hesitated. Later the people asked him what was this hesitation all about? Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares the story and lesson that we can learn from itRead more