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Jewish Holidays

Mesorah and Middos

September 9, 2016, by

Historically, the period between Pesach and Shovuos was meant to be a period of great joy and anticipation, for our redemption from Egypt was the precursor to the ultimate goal of receiving the Torah on Shovuos and symbolically consummating our relationship to Hakodosh Boruch Hu. Yet the period has changed to become a period of […]

Not a Negative Does Not a Positive Make

May 31, 2016, by

There is a recurring trope in comedy movies in which a leader addresses a group, asking for volunteers to “step forward.”  Of course, no one steps forward.  However, everyone but an unwitting innocent steps backward. The poor sap becomes the “volunteer”. Not stepping backward is the same as stepping forward. Applying that same “principal” to […]

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