Lord Balfour, Rav Kook and The Torah

Lord Balfour, Rav Kook and the Torah As UNESCO was busy passing its second resolution in a month denying the Jewish origins of the Temple Mount (Har HaBayit), the Jewish people were preparing for the Succos festival and decorating their Succos with beautiful and...

Faith & Civilization

Another week, another tragic terrorist attack.  Another disastrous outcome of a conflict between radical Islam and civilization.  As we mourn the losses and contemplate the continued carnage resulting from this conflict, we can consider how Torah guides us in the...

What on Earth is Holiness?

I will not soon forget the experience of Yom Hazikaron in Israel. The day is not simply a memorial to Israel’s fallen; it is a day in which the country celebrates the value of national service. Whether in emotional communal events, or in the pilgrimage of thousands to...

To President Obama

February 28, 2015[1] President Obama: Today in synagogues all across the world we read a portion of the Torah known as “Parshat Zachor”. In this brief reading we evoke the mandate to recall what the nation of Amalek had done to us when we left Egypt over three...