Torah





First things first: Caring for the most vulnerable among us

By Rabbi Herbert Bronstein, Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Matot-Massei (Numbers 30.2-32.42) “We will build sheepfolds for our flocks and settlements for our dependents.” (Numbers 32.16). In the biblical narrative the Torah texts make it clear…




Self sacrifice: Importance of being a man of the people

By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Guest Torah Columnist Torah Portion: Chukat (Numbers 19:1-21:35) And he [Moses] said to them: “Listen now rebels”…and he struck the rock twice.  (Numbers 20:10) Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav tells a tale of a king…