Day of Judgment

Day of Judgment

Tomorrow is Rosh Hashannah, the New Year for Jews all around the world. Rosh Hashannah is not only the Jewish New Year: it is also more accurately known as the Day of Judgment, or Yom HaDin. Are you ready for judgment? Is anyone ready? The frenzy of the world has reached a deafening speed. The … Read More

The Fall

The Fall

The fall is for the sake of the ascent. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Likutei Moharan II, 12 When the profundity of the world escapes you, search even more diligently for God. The destination, after all, is the journey. When darkness overcomes, lack of inspiration creeps in, and the mundane overwhelms your sphere of existence, remind … Read More

Love

Love

The great secret – the key to everything – is love. Our ability to love is evidence for God’s existence. Without God, there is no love. And in fact, we are taught by the wisdom of our ancestors that God created us because He loved us. When Genesis says that we are created “in His … Read More

Elul

Elul

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine… Song of Songs 6:3 Tonight we greet Rosh Chodesh Elul, a month when the King, Hashem, is in the field. Yesterday, the United States watched as the moon’s umbra moved across the sun, a momentous occasion. A total solar eclipse had not been seen anywhere in … Read More