What are We Waiting for?

What are We Waiting for?

By Rabbi Elie Mischel Redemption! Everyone who truly believes in the Bible yearns for the day when this world will be redeemed. But what, really, are we yearning for? Today, the final day of Passover outside of Israel, we read Isaiah’s extraordinary words: “The wolf...
The Mother of Redemption

The Mother of Redemption

By Rabbi Tuly Weisz The Book of Ruth is a story of redemption. By marrying Ruth, Boaz redeems her and her former husband by carrying on his family name, and also redeems the property that belonged to Elimelech and his family. However, the Book of Ruth is not only...
Light at a Time of Darkness

Light at a Time of Darkness

By Rabbi Elie Mischel Though the Book of Ruth is a personal story describing tragic and heroic individuals, it is a personal story with national implications. The extraordinary kindness that Ruth, Boaz and Naomi show to one another leads to the union of Ruth and Boaz...
Redemption for All

Redemption for All

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz My father, of blessed memory, was a huge fan of World War II movies. He loved movies that were historically accurate and saved his harshest criticism for movies that were not. Before the days of Netflix, we would scour the television...