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THE MEANING OF LIFE - Rabbi Noach Weinberg Z"tl

Jews throughout the ages have willingly given up their lives, rather than abandon being Jewish. Why? Because until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live. Over the past 2,000 years in the Diaspora, Jews have had many opportunities... Read More



THE PURPOSE OF CREATION - Rabbi Chaim Zwick

We are living at a time of unprecedented levels of wealth, achievement and success. Advancements in medicine, science and technology are greater than any time in history. People are acquiring absurd amounts of money, possessions, status and power. We seem to... Read More



MORAL APPROACH TO G-D'S EXISTENCE - Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen

Many people believe in universal ethics, i.e., standards of right and wrong that extend across all geographic and temporal boundaries. The popular idea that murder is always wrong -- that there is something unethical about slaughtering guiltless, non-threatening... Read More



PURPOSE OF CREATION: JUSTICE & MERCY - Rabbi Shimon Kessin

The Torah reveals to us the extraordinary reason for creation. Hashem desired, because of His absolute goodness, to create another being besides Himself that would resemble Him to the extent that it could, so that it would co exist with Him for eternity... Read More



5 LEVELS OF PLEASURE - Rabbi Noach Weinberg Z"tl

What pleasures does a parent want his children to enjoy? Good food, fun vacations, tennis, music. Wonderful! But when they turn 25 and would still rather play tennis than work, you start thinking, "Get on with your life, already." It's nice to... Read More



THE TRAGEDY OF OUR HISTORY - Rabbi Shimon Kessin

What dawns on us at this point is a thought so terrifying that it should cause us to shake and tremble. The tragedies and catastrophes of the last two thousand years didn't have to happen! The blood and gore that fills the pages of Jewish history could... Read More



THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE... - Rabbi Shimon Kessin

Hashem created the world through the attribute of Justice. This means that humans, especially Jews, must create their own eternal destiny through their own efforts. To evaluate their performance, an accusing angel, the Satan, is assigned the task of... Read More



LETTING THE BLESSINGS FLOW - Rabbi David Aaron

The second of the ten sefirot that is life-more accurately, the synergy of life, the spiritual wealth and wholeness. In Hebrew it is called yesod, which means "foundation" or "basis." Yesod reveals the awesome secret of how Hashem contracts His infinite spiritual... Read More



PLAYING OUR ROLES - Rabbi David Aaron

The second of the ten sefirot that is life-more accurately, the synergy of life, the spiritual wealth and wholeness. In Hebrew it is called yesod, which means "foundation" or "basis." Yesod reveals the awesome secret of how Hashem contracts His infinite spiritual... Read More






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