Spirituality

Seasons of the Moon: Av– IBM and The Nazis

How were the Nazis able to carry out the Holocaust - something extremely complex - without a computer?

Seasons of the Moon: Tammuz – The Burning of the Torah

Where one burns books one will in the end burn people.

Seasons of the Moon: Sivan - Hearing is Believing

Why do we say, "Hear O Israel!" rather than "See O Israel"?

Feel-Good Judaism

Receiving the Torah requires the courage to bid farewell to our pre-conceived notions and to subjugate our ego to radical transcendence.

Seasons of the Moon: Iyar – The Power of Connectivity

A mystical look at the meaning of this Jewish month.

Horse or Rider: Who Are You?

Understanding the human being’s inner conflict of desires.

Under Lockdown: The Festival of Freedom

What COVID-19 has to teach us about real freedom.

The Seventh of Adar: Haman and the Death of Moses

A deep analysis into the connection between Purim, Moses and the Oral Law.

Disney, God, and the Fairy Godmother in Heaven

We want a God who's granting all our wishes and making our dreams come true – whether they're good for us or not.

Shema Yisrael: 8 Facts

Fascinating facts about this central Jewish prayer.

Discovering the Real You

You are a masterpiece covered with stone; your job in this world is to uncover yourself.

Shoes and the Secret of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur provides the unique opportunity to transcend our physical limitations and embrace our truest sense of self.

God Loves You – Do You Love Him?

We want to count on God, but can He count on us? We want Him to think of us but how often do we think of Him?

The Secret of Six

What every Jew needs to keep constantly in mind.

Seeing God in Tragedy

The doctor called us directly. Something was wrong.

PODCAST: Why Are We Here?

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser on how to maximize our purpose and fulfillment.

The Moon: 7 Jewish Facts

The moon is central in Jewish tradition.

Does God Love Dogs?

Some Jewish insights on animals.

Where Do Good and Evil Come From?

If there is no God, who then determines what is right and what is wrong?

Judaism’s Unique Claim: National Revelation

Why is Judaism the only religion in the world that claims God revealed Himself to an entire nation?

Six Famous Questions from the Torah

Powerful questions which ring just as true today as when they were first uttered.

The Miracle of the Red Sea in Our Lives

How God lets us know that the events of our lives are not haphazard coincidence.

Straightening the Bent Path: The Secret behind the Staff of Moses

Everything has the potential to be used for good or evil. The choice is ours.

Rosh Chodesh: The Meaning of the New Month

Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

Shtisel on Art, Spirituality and Forgiveness

Exploring three major themes from the popular and controversial Netflix series.

Hidden Miracles

Purim teaches us how to find God behind the curtain of history - and in today's headlines.

Do God and Science Conflict?

Can you believe in God and science?

The Giving Tree: A Tu B’Shvat Insight

The holiday of trees celebrates the essence of life and Creation: giving.

The Miraculous Relationship Between the Jewish People & the Land of Israel

Can land really have some kind of direct relationship with the people living on it?

The Miracle of Jewish History

As David Ben-Gurion said, "For a Jew to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles."

Saying No to Cremation

We should not do to ourselves what our enemies have done to us – to burn the last remnant and reminder of people we loved.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

The Fascinating Numbers of Hanukkah

Hanukkah: it’s all in the numbers.

4 Misconceptions People Have about Judaism

Clearing the air on some of these misconceptions will help you discover what Judaism is really about.

Forgiveness after the Pittsburgh Massacre

God does not forgive those who do not acknowledge that they did wrong and renounce the sinful behavior.

Why We Didn’t Win the Lottery

And the remarkable true story about the stolen winning lottery ticket.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

How a happily married family man and accomplished scientist could demonstrate the same anatomical markings of serial killers.

Investing Time: Ten Life-Changing Principles

Judaism is the satellite navigation system of the soul, and Rosh Hashanah is the day we stop and see whether we need to change direction.

The Remarkable Jewish Impact on the World's Values

Where do the values that Western civilization takes for granted come from? Not from Greece and Rome.

Why Do We Bless God?

Exploring the Jewish meaning of blessings.

Why Doesn’t the Torah Mention the Afterlife?

Belief in the Next World is a foundation of Judaism. Why doesn’t the written Torah talk about it?

Life is Sacred: Euthanasia and Judaism

The Torah does not regard personal autonomy as unlimited. We are not free to do with our bodies whatever we see fit.

God and the World Cup

Is there anything spiritual about the World Cup?

Judaism & Jealousy

Why is jealousy one of the Ten Commandments?

Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski on Purpose

The necessity to search for meaning in life.

Are Religion and Science Destined to be in Conflict?

Each one is important, and when we understand the relationship between them, we will be able to appreciate how they can form a great partnership.

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