Hitbonenut (Chasidic Meditation) in Our Gen...

Jun 06, 2023Comments off

Sensitivity for the changing mentality of each generation, with its constantly renewing scientific worldview that also brings about cultural change, requires adaptations in the work

Torah and Science: The Contemporary Meanin...

May 03, 2023Comments off

Excerpted from a lecture by Rabbi Ginsburgh on the 8th of Nissan, 5783. Good evening.* We are in the month of geulah (redemption), may it

Taxonomy: Species in the Oral Torah

Sep 05, 2022Comments off

Groups of Species One of the most interesting ways that the word “species” (מִין) used in the Oral Torah[1] is as part of idioms. The

Masters of Names

May 03, 2011No Comments

Before Yisroel Ba'al Shem Tov there were three Ba'alei Shem: Eliahu Ba'al Shem, Yoel Ba'al Shem, and Adam Ba'al Shem. "Ba'al Shem" means "master of

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

Loving your Opposite

Mar 12, 2011No Comments

Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz (one of the great disciples of the Ba'al Shem Tov) said that a consummate tzadik (righteous person) is one who loves

Surviving Paradise

Mar 06, 20113 Comments

Four sages entered paradise (פרדס, pronounced pardes, lit., orchard) in attempt to rectify Adam's primordial sin. Only one, Rabbi Akiva, entered in peace and came

Accepting our Mental Limitations

Mar 03, 20117 Comments

Don't weaken your mind by trying too hard to understand things that are above your ability to comprehend. Our minds are limited, they function within

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 Steps

Feb 28, 20112 Comments

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 steps: Step 1: Faith in the Torah (the Bible as interpreted by the Sages) as the Word of

Miscellaneous Tweets, Part 2

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Meditative prayer lifts us up and out of our mundane reality. The early chasidim would meditate an hour, pray an hour, then meditate an additional