2020-11-03

I often ask my high school students what they consider the most difficult mitzvah to observe. The two most common answers I receive are keeping…

2014-09-19

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2014-07-02

For most of the world, the year 1492 marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America. Yet for Jews, the year 1492 is a year of…

2013-12-24

It’s always important to remind ourselves to be thankful for those things we take for granted—like having electricity. As many of you…

2012-06-11

The mark of maturity is the ability to disagree with others respectfully; to be able to appreciate the integrity and sincerity of an argument even as…

2012-06-03

During shul this past week, I was reading the notes of the Hertz Chumash, as I often do. This likely puts me in small company as the Hertz Chumash…

2012-04-15

Despite the passage of 100 years, the sinking of the Titanic holds a special fascination. In fact, the only time I’ve gone out to the theatres to see…

2012-02-16

Gil TroyThe demonizing of Israel, dismissing the democratic Jewish state as a right-wing, religious, racist project, continues. The latest…

2012-02-07

Monday morning at 1:30AM here in Israel, I joined over one hundred million of my fellow earth dwellers to watch Superbowl XLVI. When halftime rolled…

2012-02-04

Memo issued by Religious Services Ministry forbids practice of barring women from eulogizing loved ones, accompanying the dead to grave sites. The…