Torah Thoughts and Insights Archive Page

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

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