Remember the Exodus, But Don’t Forget the Eisodus.

Remember the Exodus, But Don’t Forget the Eisodus.

Pesach celebrates a historic event – the freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt 3333 years ago. The Torah recounts how Hashem intervened in history, punished the Egyptian slave-masters and took His people –out of Egypt with miracles and wonders. The term Exodus  denotes the specific departure of Bnei Yisroel from Egypt. At…

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Disease Outbreaks – Parshat Vayakhel/Pekudei 5780

The COVID-19 Virus – otherwise known as the “Corona Virus” – might seem like something new. But Jews have faced medical disasters in the past, and there are many responses from great Rabbis. Rabbi Mordechai Becher gives some examples of proper responses according to Jewish law. View this video directly on Vimeo.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry – We Almost Died

Eat, Drink and Be Merry – We Almost Died

As we approach Purim, I cannot resist talking about this beautiful festival.  It is one of two festivals of the winter, Chanukah and Purim.  While the events of Chanukah were principally a threat to our spiritual survival, Purim recalls a threat to the physical existence of the Jewish people.  Haman attempted to physically destroy every…