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Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein

The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part II

July 21, 2009, by

For part 1 click here. In the absence of the Beit HaMikdash, prayer replaces the sacrifices. Shabbos serves the same purpose, to bring us closer to God. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

The 3 Weeks and Sacrifices: Part I

July 7, 2009, by

Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org. Sacrifices were brought to form a relationship with God, not just to seek atonement for a sin; When we become closer to God we won’t sin in the first place. For part 2 click here.

Pesach: Freedom Is A Responsibility

March 31, 2009, by

Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org. The freedom of Pesach isn’t freedom from responsibility, it’s the opportunity to be responsible & show we’re free to choose to do the right thing.

Purim: Remember The Cynic

March 3, 2009, by

What is so bad about Amalek to the point that we are commanded to destroy them? Amalek represents cynicism which can never be channeled into something good. Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org.

Chanukah: One Small Step

December 23, 2008, by

Chanukah: One Small Step – Rabbi -Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. Why do we celebrate 8 days if the miracle was for 7 days only? Why do we say full Hallel on Chanukah? An answer from the Kometz Mincha.

Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah?

December 16, 2008, by

Chanukah: Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah? – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email watercooler@ou.org. All the holidays are mentioned in Tanach and have their own Masechet in the Gemara, except Chanukah. Why is Chanukah barely mentioned in the Mishna/Gemara?

The Four Stages of Repentance: Commitment

September 23, 2008, by

An important part of commitment for the future is taking responsibility for what we have done. We also have to stop blaming others for our errors. Fourth in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 2 click […]

The Four Stages of Repentance: Confession

September 16, 2008, by

What are you sorry for? Third in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here For part 4 click here

The Four Stages of Repentance: Remorse

September 9, 2008, by

Repairing hurts – Second in a series on repentance by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, host of Water-Cooler Questions on OURadio.org. Email questions to watercooler@ou.org. For part 1 click here For part 3 click here For part 4 click here

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