In parsha Nitzavim, we come across a theme of teshuvah to prepare us for Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur. In fact, Nitzavim always precedes Rosh Hoshanah, so it seems quite timely that Ribono Shel Olam would give us this lesson.
When it comes to hashkafa, we need a reality check: the only life worth living is one living for HaShem. That’s accomplished via Torah study, performance of mitzvos, and trusting in HaShem. From there we have to recognize the supreme holiness of our Creator, HaKadosh Baruch Hu, and treat Him according to that position.
In this week’s parsha we are given the mitzvos of bikkurim and maaser. It’s a very fascinating concept to receive these mitzvos just days away from Rosh Hashanah.
How can we accomplish growing close to HaShem? How do we actualize the purpose of our existence? It begins with a simple foundation: belief in the Creator.
During these days of Elul, we find ourselves in a state of war. Elul is a season of war, but not one of base physical means. Rather, it is a month of spiritual war – a month when we are empowered to launch an attack on the yetzer hara.
What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? Do I have value? Let’s dive into Bilvavi and discover our value, our purpose, and how to complete our mission on earth.
There’s a lot of anxiety in the world, and I believe that the source of all anxiety is lack of trusting in HaShem. In fact, it seems to be a natural curse that HaShem gives those who don’t trust in Him.
What’s the value of having two of something? Personally, I like to have backups, but when it comes to Torah matters, a backup is useless – there needs to be a use, an application, otherwise there’s no point. So what’s the value in the king writing two sifrei Torah?
What better way to start a podcast infused with emunah than to examine a work whose centerpiece is emunah? In my prior podcast, we started exploring this amazing Sefer and didn’t finish. In this episode I pick up from the top and teach this amazing work in podcast format.
This Shabbos we read the parsha Re’eh, coinciding with Rosh Chodesh Elul. The Bobover Ruv brings the Bas Ayin on Re’eh, that for Elul the name of the month, normally spelled, אלול, can be spelled as עלול instead, substituting the aleph with an ayin. The latter term, with an ayin, refers to a baby. Thus,…
Welcome to the first episode of the Emunity Podcast. With this initial episode, I felt it appropriate to share inspiring Torah, from a Kinnah Keynote. Emunity is the state of constant Emunah, and it requires Emunah even in the suffering. So what a better way to start here than start with how we can view…
Human nature seems to be all-or-nothing, which is often an issue when it comes to finding balance and making growth. If we want to grow in our observance, taking everything at once causes crash and burn. Repeat that too many times and the fatigue will lead to an overall burnout and going off the derech….