Whether exploring a new twist on a favorite topic, debating a taboo subject, or learning Jewish history on our heritage tours, Torah in Motion constantly seeks to expand the horizon of Jewish thought.
Pinchas Jul 22, 2022

Success and great leadership go hand in hand. That is why organizations, sports teams and even countries can continue to excel or flounder year after…

Balak Jul 15, 2022

In a world in which image and marketing play such a crucial role, perception is often more important than reality. In fact, perception often creates…

Chukat Jul 8, 2022

Judaism has always understood that miracles have very little long-term impact on one's behaviour. During our nation's infancy in Egypt miracles were…

Korach Jul 1, 2022

The lust for power can destroy a person. It is amazing how people who are otherwise very competent are blinded to reality when the smell of power is…

Shelach Lecha Jun 24, 2022

Having the right people for the wrong job can lead to tragic consequences. Such was the fate of the meraglim. Twelve handpicked leaders, who…

Beha'alotcha Jun 17, 2022

“[Then journeyed] the flag of the camp of Dan m'aseif, the gatherer, of all the camps” (Bamidbar 10:25). As the Jewish people prepared to march to…

Naso Jun 10, 2022

The first chapters of the book of Bamidbar focus on readying the people to enter the Land. The primary focus is on the physical aspects of entry; the…

Bamidbar Jun 3, 2022

In order to be effective, leaders must be sensitive to the feelings and concerns of the general populace. It is not only fact, but also perception…

Bechukotai May 27, 2022

Judaism demands that we do what’s right because it’s right, without thought of recognition or reward. Similarly, our avoidance of wrong should be…

Behar May 20, 2022

“I am the Lord your G-d, Who took you out of the land of Egypt”. While we associate these words with the first of the aseret hadibrot, the words…

Emor May 13, 2022

Sefer Vayikra deals with the role of the Temple and that of the Kohanim in Jewish life. So it seems quite strange that the laws of the five Biblical…

Kedoshim May 6, 2022

Commenting on the Torah's charge "to be holy, since I the Lord your G-d am holy" (Vayikra, 19:2) the Ramban explains that it is not enough to keep…

Acharei Mot Apr 29, 2022

“Do not follow the ways of Egypt, where you once lived” (Vayikra 18:2). The Jewish people's formative years were those spent in the land of Egypt,…

Metzora Apr 8, 2022

The home plays a critical—if not the critical—role in the development of Jewish life. The efforts of schools, shuls, camps, Israel trips, and the…

Tazria Apr 1, 2022

During Jewish leap years, Parshat HaChodesh, the special maftir portion we read on the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan, generally coincides with…

Shemini Mar 21, 2022

"Moshe said to Aharon: This is what G-d meant when He said I will be sanctified amongst those who are nearest to me” (Vayikra 10:3). So we read of…

Tzav Mar 14, 2022

If one were to survey 100 Jews and ask them their least favourite book of Torah it is likely that the vast majority of them would say sefer Vayikra.…

Vayikra Mar 8, 2022

One of the fiercest debates amongst Biblical commentators of the medieval period was to what extent, if at all, parts of the Torah may be seen as…

Pekudei Mar 4, 2022

Often it is the crises of life that strengthen us. By confronting the challenges that surround us, we emerge more resilient and wiser from the…

Vayakhel Feb 25, 2022

"There is no man on earth of such righteousness that does good and is free from sin" (Kohelet 7:20). Being human means to sin, and since G-d created…

Ki Tisa Feb 18, 2022

“G-d said to Moses, ‘Write these words for yourself, ki al pi hadevarim, since it is through these words that I have made a covenant with you and…

Tetzaveh Feb 11, 2022

The billions of dollars spent by the fashion industry, not to mention the celebrity status of fashion gurus, testify to the importance attached to…

Terumah Feb 4, 2022

The Torah is a description of the relationship between G-d and man, and between G-d and the Jewish people. The Torah begins with G-d’s creation of…

Mishpatim Jan 28, 2022

How does one come close to G-d? How can one hold on to great religious experiences as we go through the daily routine of life? This was the problem…