Torah Thoughts and Insights Archive Page

Rebbi Zushia's Secret to Joy of Living
Exploring the Symbolism of the Bull in the Holy Books
What can Abraham, Isaac and Jacob teach us on How to Live a Happy Life? Didn't they have plenty of Problems?
Momma, Why do my Tephilin have to be Black? Strangely, it is the only thing all Jews Agree About.
With What Merit do the Women Gain Access to the Next World? Women's Changing Role in Torah and Mitzvot, Yesterday and Today
Do You Really Believe that the Koreans Learn Talmud?
Building Self Confidence through Contemplation in God
Psalms and Prophecy: the Essence of Man
Man's Advantage over G-d
Finding Love, Happiness and Fulfillment in Marriage and Life
Who Was Patriarch Abraham's Mother?
Talmudic Lesson: Why say Psalm 145 Three Times a Day?
Mystical Primer: God's Kingdom and Reign over the World
A True Lesson in Faith in God
Jewels from the Talmud, a Lesson from the Gemora
Raising the Rates of Return: Invest in Your Own Life, Not Just Your Money
Book of Samuel: Lessons on: Arrogance, Anger and G-d
Learning about Life from The Tree of Life
Cruelty to Animals: The Jewish Perspective
What would the Animals in the Bible tell us if they could speak?
Can Love be Dictated?
Three Animal Stories from the Torah: The Serpent, the Dove and the Camel
What is the Difference between G-d fearing and Pious? Exploring Ethics
The Concubine and the Tribe of Benjamin
Samson – Was He Really the Type of Good Jewish Boy We Want from our Sons?
The Strange Story of Micah, contrasting the Grandsons of Moses to Aaron, from the Book of Judges
Making Peace: Learning from the Kaddish Prayer
The Death of Rabbi Akiva's 24,000 Students the Omer
Deborah the Prophetess
Growing from Noah's Experience, the Flood and the Tower of Babel
The Story from the Talmudic Sage, Choni HaMagel
What Claim do the Jews have to the Land of Israel?
Joshua, Achan, and the Sin of the Israelites
Understanding G-d by Exploring the Hebrew Meaning of His Two Names
Genesis Re-Examined: Could the Torah Be Scientifically Correct?
Four Types of Parents: What Happens when you Combine the Mishna of Baba Kama with Mystical Concepts?
Sin, what and why
Spirituality, Belief and Celebration
The Entrance to Hell as Defined by the Talmud
Defining the Essence of Judaism
Pleasure and the Next World
Noah, from a truly righteous man to a drunk
Perspective on Marriage - What is Between Husband and Wife
Was Does Holiness Mean and What Does it Enable?
Anger and G-d’s Providence
The Zohar on Aaron the Priest
Choni HaMa'agal, The Famous Story of the Circle on the Ground
Going into the Winter with Succoth, Shavuot, and Passover
Comforting the Poor - A lesson from the Talmud
The Sabbatical Year Today in Israel
Moses and Joshua – Two Levels of Humility
The Tosphos, the Grandchildren of Rashi
The Soul and its Purpose in this World
Our Life Stands on Three Things, What are They?
Mount Sinai was all in Smoke - The Torah was Revealed
Ruth, the Perfect Convert
Judaism's Positive Approach to Converts
The Clothing of the Priests in the Temple

What is the Connection between Kosher Animals and Kosher People?
By What do Women Earn a Place in the Next World? - from the Talmud
Noah and Truly Righteous Tzadiks
Maimonides, God and Creation
The Blessing of the Jewish Priest,
Lighting Up A Nation
'Do Not Forget the Lord Your God'
Jewish Meditation - Spirituality, Kabala, Chassidut, and Mysticism
The New Moon, Women, and the Golden Calf According to Mystical Thought
Ezra's Temple, Herod's Temple and Ezekiel's vision of the Third Temple
Arguing and Respect, Jewish Style
In the Beginning…
Big Miracles and Small Miracles
Achieving & Understanding What Holiness Is
A Practical Guide to Begining Torah Study
Lighting Shabbat Candles
Why Marry?
The Ketuba, the Jewish Marriage Agreement
The Dirty Joke From the Zohar
the Origin of the Kippa / Yarmulke
Why do Jewish holidays begin at nightfall?
Shabbat & The Sandal with the Nails
The First Murder, Cain Killed Abel
Did Moses Really Receive the Torah from Mount Sinai?
Sanctity of the Kohain
The Talit T'philin and the Mitzvot
Salt - Meaning in Life
Stealing, Punishment and the Jewish Way
Sodomy, Rape, Homosexuality and the Jewish Family
Prove to Me that G-d Exists!
Who is the Messiah?
Understanding the Jewish Soul
Gambling in Jewish Law
A Tale of Two Clowns
Revealing Secrets of the Torah
The Beauty of the Hebrew Language
Samuel, Saul and Prophecy
The Function of the 3rd Temple
Jail in Jewish Law
Torah and the Tzaddikim
Legends from the Talmud - Rava & ben Sheshek
The Teaching of a Debased Rabbi
The Messiah
Talmudic Advice for a Long Life
The Difference Between Yom Tov & Shabbat
Rabbi Meir & his Mischievous Neighbors
the Sacred Letters of Hebrew
What is Prophecy
the Ordeal of the Sotah
Jewish Belief
Jewish Law & Mysticism
The Secret of Incense
Bread in Jewish Law
The Blessings on the Torah
Jewish Law