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Parashat Aharei Mot-Kedoshim 5775/2 May 2015

The sons of Aaron died and the entire community, beginning with the leadership, then including the elite classes and finally the populace at large, had to learn how to repent…. Read More

Posted: May 4, 2015 by

Pesach and the Attributes of the Divine

Siyyum Bekhorim 5775/ 11 April 5775

I have been studying for the last year, and writing a new commentary on the classic mystical-ethicist treatise Tomar Devorah – The Palm Tree of Devorah by Rabbi Moses Cordovero…. Read More

Posted: April 17, 2015 by

The Election In Israel and The Future of Zionism

Passover 5775/4 April 2015

L’shana ha’ba-ah b’yirushalayim. Each year at the seder we conclude with this fervent hope that next year we will be in Jerusalem. It is only one example of the centrality… Read More

Posted: April 7, 2015 by

Out of the Darkness: On Pesach, Stigma and the Redemption of Speech

Parshat Tzav - Shabbat Hagadol 5775/ 28 March 2015

לעילוי נשמת אבי מורי שמעון בן בנימין ז’’ל Today is the tenth yahrzeit of my father, Robert Goldman, of blessed memory. Since he died a week before Passover, my experience… Read More

Posted: March 28, 2015 by