Who Can Ascend the Temple Mount?

Who Can Ascend the Temple Mount?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz King David begins Psalm 15 with a question: A psalm of David. Hashem, who may sojourn in Your tent, who may dwell on Your holy mountain? Psalm 15:1 And in a few short verses, King David simplified matters, condensing the entire Bible into a...
An Eternal Cry

An Eternal Cry

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Because I have spent a lot of time walking the land of Israel, when I read Psalms I generally think about how they were composed by a young, redheaded shepherd, wandering the hills of Judea just as I have done. I often forget that David was...
Psalm 12: A Word About Words

Psalm 12: A Word About Words

By Rabbi Avi Baumol Psalm 12, in a word, is about words. Our greatest medium of expression is indeed King David’s most precious vehicle for connecting to his creator.  However, there is a grave danger that surrounds the use, or rather abuse, of words.  With...