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Parshat Shoftim

The Holiday Gift Guide: Parshat Shoftim

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The Hebrew month of Elul is here, so the High Holidays can't be far behind. Obviously, G-d has everything, so what gift can we possibly give Him?

The Need For A Rabbinical Court Of Appeals

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

This week, Jews will read the Torah portion "Judges," which directs the Jewish people to establish a just rabbinic court system. Many people today are reluctant to appear before rabbinic courts, believing them to be unsystematic, disorganized and perhaps even outright corrupt.

The Human Is A Tree Of The Field: The Quest for Rootedness

Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Being a mentsch -- like being a tree -- means recognizing, honoring and nurturing our roots. It demands that we consciously set aside the urge to be self-centered and self-absorbed.