Ten Commandments

Lights and Mitzvot

Feb 01, 2018Comments off

The 613 mitzvot are the only vessels that can contain the great spiritual lights of the Revelation at Mt. Sinai The past few portions of

Three Reasons to Honor your Parents

Aug 07, 2011No Comments

The name of this month, Av, means “father.” This is the month to connect to our parents (father and mother) and honor them. “Honor your

Awe of the Temple

Jul 23, 2011No Comments

“Keep My days of Shabbat and stand in awe of My Temple.” What do Shabbat and the Temple have in common? Both relate to the

The First Ten Questions

Jun 06, 20111 Comment

Questions come from doubt. Doubt comes from sin. Sin comes from illusion. The Torah was given to save us from false illusions. Illusion is in

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

Standing to Hear the Word of God

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The first two of the Ten Commandments, to believe in God and not to worship idols, we heard directly from the mouth of God, as

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