About the Author

Shmuel Silinsky

Rabbi Shmuel Silinsky received his BS from Cornell with a major in Communication Arts and a minor in Archeology, and did post-graduate work at UCLA in the field of Desert Plants and Natural History. Prior to moving to Israel, he worked in the field of Urban Ecology including several years as a landscape designer in Beverly Hills. Rabbi Silinsky received rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah and the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem. He currently teaches at the Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.

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Barbaric? Bringing a sacrifice was actually a peak spiritual experience.

Sin Is Not What It Seems

The word "sin" has no connection with endless guilt and eternal damnation. But it does have a lot to do with archery.

The Grapes of Joy

There's more going on than just gardening when working the land of Israel. My harvest this year included some very unexpected fruits...

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