Rabbi Avi Weinstein
Rabbi Avi Weinstein is the Head of Jewish Studies at the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Kansas City.
Articles by Rabbi Avi Weinstein
The Worst Curse Is To Lose All Control
Among the curses for those who break the covenant is the inability to provide for themselves.
Peace: Jewish Traditional Sources
The concept of peace is deeply ingrained in the Jewish legal and ethical system.
The Morning After
Following the deaths of Korach and his followers, Aaron stands between the Angel of Death and the Israelites.
No Pain, No Gain And No More Manna
The manna was not only a gift of food, but also a tangible sign of God's relationship with the Children of Israel.
My Killer, My Brother
The instruction not to provoke the descendants of Esau reminds us that there is always potential for family reconciliation.
Jews March On
The verses recited when the ark (and today the Torah) was carried remind us of our own restless wanderings.
Some Days Count More Than Others
The days between Passover and Shavuot are a time of great vulnerability and profound opportunity.