Entries for March 2021

Protecting Others' Dignity

Watch on You Tube   Shabbat Shalom.  Welcome to this week’s installment of “The Ethical Torah.”     By tradition, there are 613 mitzvot, or commandments, in the Torah.  None of them explicitly states that w... Continue Reading »

Judaism's "Picayune Rules"

Watch on You Tube This week, we begin reading the third book of Torah, Yayikra, or Leviticus.  One of the frequent criticisms of Judaism by non-Jews, and of Orthodox Judaism by non-Orthodox Jews, is that Judaism (or Orthodox Judaism, or “... Continue Reading »

Vayakhel-Pedudei: Anger Management

Watch on YouTube Our Torah reading for this Shabbat, the last of the Book of Exodus, is VaYakhel-Pekudei. It contains one of the basic rules in Jewish law concerning Shabbat observance: the prohibition on kindling a flame.   &nbs... Continue Reading »

Passover Food Drive for Hungry Jews in Ethiopia

Shalom.  As many of you know, I have been involved in helping the Jewish communities in Ethiopia for some years, including making three visits there and forming anJie: Aiding Needy Jews in Ethiopia.   I invite you to please participat... Continue Reading »

Ki Tissa: A Passion for Compassion

Watch YouTube Video.     Are you a compassionate person?    If you’re like me, you would like to think of yourself as compassionate.  But are we really? And if not, why should we be?   This week’s Torah p... Continue Reading »

If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists.
Jewish Proverb