Jerusalem
How do we really know where Mount Moriah is located?

How do we really know where Mount Moriah is located?

The famous story of the Binding of Isaac begins with God telling Abraham to take his beloved son Isaac “to the land of Moriah” however, nowhere else in Genesis is Moriah mentioned. So where is the land of Moriah? We do have some clues in...

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Irreplaceable: Mourning the Losses of Terror Victims

Commenting on the tragedy of the Holocaust, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach once said, "It’s not just the number six million. We lost so many holy people". These words kept circling in my mind the last few days . . . "It’s not just the number – we...

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The Portion of Re’eh

The Portion of Re’eh

This week’s portion focuses on changes which will take place upon the people’s entry into Israel. First, they are told to wipe out all forms of idolatry which remain from the land’s previous inhabitants. They are then told God will set...

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