As was then today too we absolutely need the comforting words of the prophet Isiah on this Shabbat also known as Shabbat Nakhmu, the Shabbat that begins a sequence of seven prophecies that suggest hope and provide comfort. “‘Comfort, O comfort My people,’ says your God...

Forty years have come and gone and in just a few weeks the journey into the Promised Land will commence. Moses stands up before the crowd and begins his summary of the journey. We start our readings from the book of Deuteronomy, the book which summarizes our journey of...

This week we conclude the reading of the book of Numbers, Bamidbar, reading two portions, Matot and Masaei. The long journey towards the Promised Land is nearing its end. The Haftarah is from Jeremiah where he echoes the pondering of our prophets, “What injustice did y...

Leaders are rarely open to listen to words of criticism. Even more so they dislike those who are critical of them and actually take action about it. They tend to lose control over themselves once such a critic is also successful and able to make what is important to th...

“My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled And what Balaam son of Beor answered him, And from Shittim to Gilgal, So that you might know the righteous acts of the Lord. With what shall I come to the Lord And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I com...

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