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Jewish Holidays

The Power of Elul

September 2, 2016, by

Why did Moshe have to be at Har Sinai for 40 days and nights to receive the second luchot – he learned it the first time!?! What did he learn that was new?

VaYigdal Moshe on Rosh Chodesh Elul

September 2, 2016, by

If Yaaleh V’Yavo Was Forgotten In Brachos (26b) there is a machlokes Rishonim brought down in Tosafos and the Rosh regarding someone who forgot to say yaaleh v’yavo in Mincha of Rosh Chodesh, and only realized after nightfall.  By then, it was no longer Rosh Chodesh.  One shitah holds that there is no reason to […]

Marking Time

August 31, 2015, by

I knew a man who once told me, Time passes in the blink of an eye. When he told me, I was a young man and I could not comprehend what he was saying. And then I blinked. When I think of all the minutes, all the hours, all the days when it felt as […]

Significance of Astrology in Judaism

February 25, 2014, by

In Judaism, Astrology is not regarded as “idol worship,” even though the generic name for “idol worship” is “Avodat Kochavim U’Mazalot,” Worship of the Stars and the Signs of the Zodiac.” From the Jewish perspective, the stars are not unrelated to events on earth. It is not irrelevant whether one was born on Pesach, or […]

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