Materialism

It is often said that today’s generation is the most materialistic and hedonistic in the history of humankind. It is not necessary to go back to ancient history to validate this assertion. I can recall what life was like when I was a child. Before the advent of antibiotics in Read More …

Akeidah

In our liturgy, we repeatedly refer to the akeidas Yitzchak as testimony to Avraham’s absolute trust in Hashem, and we plead to arouse Hashem’s mercy upon us by virtue of our ancestor’s great merit. Some commentaries raise the question, Avraham’s great devotion to Hashem notwithstanding, there have been many other Read More …