King Solomon

What to Pray For

Jun 09, 2011No Comments

Bat Sheva prayed that her son, Solomon, be wise and fitting for prophecy. David's other wives prayed that their sons be fitting to rule. King

Sex and Politics

Jun 07, 20111 Comment

"Give not your strength [i.e., your seed] to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings" ("אַל תִּתֵּן לַנָּשִׁים חֵילֶךָ וּדְרָכֶיךָ לַמְחוֹת מְלָכִין"). This is

Ruling in the Exception

Apr 26, 2011No Comments

Progress in science (and society) is made by taking note of details that a previous theory is unable to account for. The history of modern

Around the Corner

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

A corner is a point of nothing between two well defined directions, two somethings. You don't know what's awaiting you around the corner. In Hebrew,

The Meaning of Life

Feb 24, 20111 Comment

18 = chai (chet-yud, 8-10), life. The triangle of 8 = 36 (all numbers from 1 to 8) and of 10 = 55, together =

The Seven Names of the Evil Inclination

Feb 24, 20111 Comment

The sages teach that the evil inclination has seven names. The first name was given by God: "evil," implying a force that takes you "down."

A Longing Soul

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Before his passing King David said to his son Solomon, "Know the God of your father with a perfect heart and a longing soul." "A

War and Peace

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

It takes might to fight. Deciding what the Torah tells us to do in a given situation is a battle of minds. In the end

The Rights and Wrongs of King Solomon

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Young King Solomon (at the age of 12) won the heart of the Jewish People by his Divinely inspired judgment of the two prostitutes. In

The Feminine Voice

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

In this world-order the female voice is not heard, in the messianic era, soon to be, it will be heard, loud and strong. Women are