No Results Found.

Moshe’s Misstep and Mei Merivah
by in
Introduction Crime and Punishment? After Miryam’s death in Bemidbar 20, the Children of Israel once again complain to Moshe and Aharon over their lack of water, and Moshe and Aharon respond by prostrating themselves in prayer before Hashem in the Tent of Meeting. The ensuing verses describe Hashem’s command to Moshe to take his staff […]
Can You “Google” It?: The Power of Paradox and Mystery
by in
Is there a teleological suspension of the ethical? The existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, asked this question when contemplating the Akeda. He could not grasp how a benevolent God could command Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. His question leads us to a confrontation with fundamental mystery and internal contradiction, with paradox. In the face of […]
Déjà Vu – All Over Again?
by in
It seems like déjà vu: a lack of resources leads to complaints, which brings about Divine intercession – and so it goes, again and again. But this time is different. This time, instead of the people suffering for their impatience and insolence, it is Moshe and Aharon who are punished. Remarkably, they are accused of […]
A Jealous Guy
by in
There was once a man who was blessed in many ways: he was smart, he was wealthy and he came from a very good family. His name was Korah. From the outside it looked like he had everything going for him, but something went wrong: there was a tragic malfunction and his beautiful life crumbled […]