Jewish Learning
02/10/2013

The Foundation of Humanity (Part 2): Avraham Cements the Future

Jewish Philosophy
And I, behold, I am setting up My covenant with you and with your seed after you. (Bereishit 9:9)
02/10/2013

'Before and After – Small Changes which Make a Huge Difference'

Text Based Learning
At the end of last week’s sidrah (Bereishit), we read of G-d’s 'despair' at mankind’s wickedness… "G-d saw that the wickedness of mankind was great upon the earth and that every impulse of the thoughts of his heart was always only evil" (Bereishit 6:5)
02/10/2013

Limits of Language: The Tower of Babel

Jewish Philosophy
The story of Creation has the mysteries of language at its heart.
02/10/2013

Sputnik Satellite Blasts into Space (4th October 1957)

Jewish Philosophy
by Rabbi Yisroel Binstock, United Synagogue Rabbinic Intern
23/09/2013

And G-d Blessed the Seventh Day

Shabbat, Festivals & The Year
Our relationship to Shabbat involves both effort and enjoyment. As a general guideline, the more effort one puts in to preparing for and keeping Shabbat, the more enjoyment one gets out of it. I would like to focus in on a specific aspect of this principle. Let me start with a question about a verse from today's sidrah that is quoted in the Friday night kiddush: