Writings

Holiday

Title Description Open
Catch the Bull By the Horn CHANUKAH 5768 M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Shabbat HaGadol(Malachi 3) M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Shavuot(Exodus 19:1 - 20:23) Holiday of Giving the Torah M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Yom Kippur(Leviticus ch. 16) Goat for Azazel M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Sukkot(Leviticus 22:26-23:44) Sukkot: The Universal Holiday M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Rosh Hashanah / The Sound of the Shofar M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Rosh Hashanah / Not Blowing the Shofar: Kabbalat Ol Malchut Sham M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Rosh Hashanah / The Idea of Rosh Hashana M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Rosh Hashanah Elkana and Chana M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Parshat Zachor(Deuteronomy 25:17-19) Purim 5769 M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Parshat Zachor(Deuteronomy 25:17-19) A Question of Race? M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Parshat Zachor(Deuteronomy 25:17-19) The Heroism of Esther M'oray Ha'Aish Open
The Idea of Rosh Hashana M'oray Ha'Aish Open
Yom HaAtzmaut Mobilizing Jews M'oray Ha'Aish Open
You Didn't Build That by Rabbi Ari Kahn and Mitch Julis Judaism's approach to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Open
Out of the Comfort Zone Understanding Sukkot as the pure holiday of joy. Open
Purim and the Masks We Wear The deeper meaning behind dressing up in costumes on Purim. Open
Why Kiss the Mezuzah? How the mezuzah provides a daily connection to spirituality. Open
YOM KIPPUR Rehabilitation After taking another man's life, a petty criminal changes the direction of his life. Open
SHAVUOT The Ten Commandments The experience of synesthesia, where the Jews at Mount Sinai actually saw sounds. Open
COUNTING THE OMER / Rebbe Akiva's 24,000 Students A scholarly, mystical look at the Omer mourning period. Open
Shabbat: Imitating Creation Understanding why God rested on the seventh day, and what it means for me. Open
ISRAEL MEMORIAL DAY / The Rabbi and the Professor A true story for Israel Remembrance Day. Open
PURIM / A Tale of Two Megilot In an apartment in Jerusalem, there reside two Scrolls of Esther that tell a story of exile and escape, hope and failure. Open
Tu B' Av / Dancing in the Streets The mystical roots of Tu B'Av -- one of the most important days of the Jewish year. Open
The Twenty Eighth of Iyar M'oray Ha'Aish Open
THE NINE DAYS / A Prayer Is Answered A special wedding in Jerusalem, arranged with heavenly assistance. Open
Echoes of Eden 4 / Is “One” a Number? Open
EXPLORATIONS / Is it permissible to shower during the Nine Days? Open
Echoes of Eden 1 / "Fanaticism" Open
Echoes of Eden 2 /“Shall Your Brothers Go To War While You Sit Here?” Open
Echoes of Eden 3 / The Price of Hatred Open
The Echoes of Eden 5 / “With All Your Hearts and All Your Souls” Open
Days of commemoration "And God said I am sorry" Every spring, a number of days of commemoration are observed. Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron, established by the government of Israel Open