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The Prophetic Voice (Matot-Masei 5777)

During the three weeks between 17 Tammuz and Tisha b’Av, as we recall the destruction of the Temples, we read three of the most searing passages in the prophetic literature, the first two from the opening of the book of Jeremiah, the third, next week, from the first chapter of Isaiah At perhaps no other time of the year are we so acutely aware of the enduring force of ancient Israel’s... Read more

Influence and Power (Pinchas 5777)

Knowing that he is about to die, Moses turns to God and asks him to appoint a successor: Moses said … Read more

A People That Dwells Alone (Balak 5777)

One of the most profound and influential comments ever made about Jewish destiny was made by the pagan prophet Bilaam … Read more