בס"ד
Apr 20 2018, Iyyar 5, 5778
Torah reading: Tazria-Metzora

VALUES & ETHICS

Moshiach on Friday

One Friday, the Tzemach Tzedek (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the third Chabad Rebbe) exclaimed that Moshiach should finally come. A bystander commented: Does not the Talmud[1] state that Moshiach cannot come on Friday, before Shabbos? The Tzemach Tzedek responded that when Moshiach will come and he will answer all of our questions, he will answer … Read more

Our Basic Need

A Jew feels that he cannot find completion without the coming of Moshiach. He therefore constantly hopes for his coming, for without it he feels lacking. It is because of this that when a Jew mentions Moshiach—even in passing—it awakens in him a longing for the redemption. This becomes his “basic needs” which an individual … Read more

Torah and an Extralegal System

  Rabbi Avraham A. Levitan                                                                                       Dr. Jacobs The aim of this paper is to fully explore extralegal remedies for individuals who commit certain actions.  Firstly, this principle in Jewish law will be established, discussed and then contrasted with the findings with the American criminal justice system; as defined in Supreme Court decisions, discussions at the … Read more

Divine Providence

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   The holy Baal Shem Tov was explaining the concept of Divine Providence to his students. Everything down to the smallest particle is under His watchful eye. “The whole world is filled with His glory.” “There is no place void of Him.” They were having a difficult time, comprehending, how such a great … Read more

Restoring Our Relationship With G-d

By: Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui   King Solomon teaches, there is a season for everything. The season for each matter is the greatest and most opportune moment for that particular matter. These days, when G-ds infinite mercy is more radiant than other days of the year, it is the best time to perform the Mitzvah of Teshuvah. Both … Read more