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The complicated issue of Tal Law

by Rabbi Yitzchak Mizrahi Assistant Rabbi, Beth Israel Synagogue A hot topic in Israeli politics is the issue of the Tal Law, concerning the draft of Yeshiva students into the army. A cartoon printed in the July 20th edition of the press depicted the “then and now” of...

Parsha D’Varim (Chazon)

Moses…Moses…Moses! by Rabbi M. Kripke  With this Sidrah, we open the fifth and last book of the Torah.    There is much more instruction for happy and productive lives in our scriptures. Indeed, our Haftarah itself is one of the most beautiful and comforting passages...