Core Goodness & Boundless Potential

Rosh Hashana 5778- Evening תקעו בחדש שופר בכסה ליום חגינו כי חק לישראל הוא משפט לאלקי יעקב Sound the Shofar at the moon’s renewal, at the appointed time for our festive day, for it is a decree for Israel, judgment day for the G-d of Yaakov. We will recite this verse...

Succos- Everyone Can Be Here

When Hillel the Elder would celebrate the Simchas Bais HaShoeiva, he would say: ‘If I am here, everyone is here; if I am not here, who is here?  (TB Succah 53a) This apparently egotistical statement would be surprising coming from anyone’s mouth; it is...

Succos- Living in the Clouds

The Yom Tov of Succos recalls the period that Klal Yisrael lived in the desert, surrounded by the clouds of Hashem’s presence.  Our existence then was truly inverted.  Our bread came from the Heavens, while our water came from the rock, from the earth.  The goal...