Erev Shabbos BeShalach 5781

A gitten erev Shabbos! This week’s parsha is Parshas BeShalach, which means it is Shabbos Shirah (Shabbos of Song). We cross the Yam Suf this week and finally escape Mitzrayim, and we go through the experience of the undrinkable, bitter water being rendered drinkable when Hashem grants Moshe a piece of wood that accomplishes thisContinue reading “Erev Shabbos BeShalach 5781”

Trust in Hashem, Not Scientists

In the sefer Chovos HaLevavos there is a section called Shaar HaBitachon, the Gate of Trust, which talks about the greatness of the wonders of Hashem. In the Hakdama to that section, the author gives various examples of things that a person could wrongly put his trust in, and shows the downfalls of these things,Continue reading “Trust in Hashem, Not Scientists”

God The Loving Father

The most important thing for a Jew to remember is the posuk בנים אתם לה’ אלוקיכם, Children are you to Hashem your God. Just as one’s biological status of being related to your parents can never change, nor does our relationship with Hashem as our loving Father change. Even if we chas v’sholom mess upContinue reading “God The Loving Father”

Hashem Will Never Abandon Us

In Maseches Kiddushin, wherein we learn about the various laws of getting halachically betrothed and various aspects of marriage, there is a very interesting halacha we learn. Before getting any further into this, keep in mind that this was a very different time, and slavery as a concept was different than it is now. There’sContinue reading “Hashem Will Never Abandon Us”

Working on Love

In regards to the concepts of ahavas Hashem and yiras Shomayim there are many different hasogos, different levels of attainment. For those of us just getting started on the path to growth, this can be very difficult, especially ahavas Hashem. It’s easy to find it difficult since our normal concept of love relies on perceptionContinue reading “Working on Love”