Why do we need a Temple? What exactly are we missing?

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

The tenth of Tevet is the anniversary of the siege of Jerusalem, which led to the destruction of the Holy Temple 30 months later. On this day, Jews throughout the world will f...

Yom Kippur is a Taste of the Future World

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

Yom Kippur thus offers a taste of the culminant state of creation known as the "World to Come." The Talmud tells us that "in the World to Come, there is neither eating nor drinking" - a statement that is sometimes understood to imply t

Beyond Seven

By Mr. Avrohom Sutton Posted in Holidays

That the overt miracle of Chanukah, the lighting of the Menorah, lasted for eight days, is not accidental, but intrinsic.

Exodus from Egypt as a Paradigm For the Future Redemption

By Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Posted in Holidays

The prophet says, “As in the days of your going out of Egypt, I will show [the people] wondrous things” (Michah 7:15). This means that the exodus from Egypt is a paradigm for the future redemption by Moshiach. Based on this teaching, we can look to the

Moshiach in Torah Readings of Passover

By Rabbi Immanuel Schochet Posted in Holidays

The first days of Pesach emphasize the exodus from Egypt, Israel’s first redemption. The last days of Pesach emphasize the ultimate redemption by Moshiach. The latter can be seen from the Torah-reading of the seventh day of Pesach, when we read the shira

Now More Than Ever

By Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet Posted in Holidays

It is fair to ask why the present generation should be able to merit the Messianic redemption when this was withheld from our predecessors, are we better than them

The 2 parts of Passover: Remembering the Past and the Future

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

Time is a tyrant. It plants a "One Way Only" sign on the road of life, another dictating "No Stopping, No Standing", and mercilessly enforces both rules without equivocation. It wrenches us away from our past and holds off our future behind a wall of igno

The Game of Dreidel & Moshiach

By Rabbi Yisroel Rice & Rabbi A. Leib Scheinbaum Posted in Holidays

The game of dreidel is one of the oldest recorded games in history. Tracing its origins to the story of Chanukah, dreidel was invented to disguise children’s study of Torah, which was prohibited by the Greeks and punishable by death. The dreidel is a four
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