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What is wrong with the Chacham?- another look at the Haggadah

People assume that the Chacham is the hero of the Haggadah, and that he is the counterpoint to the Rasha. Not necessarily. 

Both actually have their shortcomings, and they are more similar than we might have thought!

Critical lessons from the Haggadah (and from the Torah) for all of us chachamim!  

The Obligation to serve in Tzahal

One of the major issues of our time is the obligation to serve in Tzavah. There are segments of Jewish society that feel they are exempt from this obligation, Is there justification for this appraoch or not? What is the Torah approach to this crucial topic?

The Essence of Torah and Mitzvot

This analysis of an aspect of Matan Torah (in Shemot and Devarim) sheds light on the meaning of learning Torah and doing Mitzvot.

Nachamu

An analysis of the order and meaning in this incredibly beautiful chapter of Tanach. What is the relationship between Geula and Avodah Zarah? The answer is of critical importance for us! 

 

Hashgachah and Eretz Yisrael

A perspective on Hashgachah in Eretz Yisrael, Berachah Achad Mein Shalosh and much more....

Talmud Torah or contribution to Am Yisrael (and to the world)?

The Gemarah says that Mordechai went down in stature due to his neglecting his Talmud Torah in order to save the Jewish People. How are we to understand this?

Which is better, contributing to the Jewish People/ the World or learning Torah? What leads to human perfection? What is a tzaddik?

A crucial analysis for our times! 

The Sins of our Fathers

An interpretation of Yirmiyahu's words in Eichah regarding the sins of our fathers in broader context- yielding an important perspective for all of us.

Bayamim Hahem U'bazman hazeh

Relating to the miracles of the present is even more critcal than relating to those of the past. A look at the all too prevelant tendency to fail to see the great miracles of our age.