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Sanctity Spreads from the Holy Mount (Eretz Chefetz 4:3)

May 16, 2023, by

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, 24 Iyar 5783 / May 15, 2023 Rabbi Goldscheiders’s shiur for the 2023 Academic Year has  been sponsored לעילוי נשמת מרים בת אברהם ע”ה ושם טוב בן שלמה ז”ל Sponsored by Ian Friedbauer for a refuah  shelaima for Reuven ben Chana Golda

Yom Yerusholayim, Not Yom Corona!

May 21, 2020, by

Three years ago, I had the privilege to celebrate Yom Yerusholayim in Cleveland with my dear mother. Within days, she suffered a stroke that would take her life just weeks later. Oh how she loved Israel. Today she rests in the beautiful hills between Yerusholayim and Beit Shemesh. May this essay be a merit for

The Seventy Names of Yerushalayim

June 3, 2019, by

The midrash says that Hashem, Bnei Yisrael, the Torah, and Yerushalayim each have seventy names. Yerushalayim is called כלילת יופי. What does that mean? The objective beauty of Yerushalayim and Rav Kook’s letter to the Bezalel School of Art on the occasion of its opening in 1908. Yerushalayim as the center of holiness, kingship, and