Torah

The Torah and Group Development

Have you ever wondered why even the most effective groups sometimes experience a clash?

The Role of the Elite

What does it mean to be an “elite?” Recently, the term has come to be much derided by people on ...

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

For some people, fitting into the status quo is soothing, comforting, peaceful. Not for me. For me, seeking a life ...

Sleep to Dream, Dream to Plan, Plan to Act

This winter vacation, I slept more than I had in recent memory. Heading to Upstate New York with my wife ...

Grappling With the Mysteries of Creation

It happens every year like clockwork. I enter the kindergarten where the children are waiting in anticipation. Before I have ...

Even Those We Hate Are Made in God’s Image

There is a myth of a time when everyone in the world was able to work together on the same ...

Speaking of Others’ Nakedness

Commentary on Parshat Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32 In this week’s Torah portion, Noah, after the flood recedes, Noah leaves the ark, ...

Simchat Torah… With a Little More Torah This Time

Many of my most formative experiences and Jewish-identity-markers have had two things in common: they were highly competitive, and involved ...