Touched by the Light
Rabbi Moshe Grylak | Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There was one Israeli who couldn’t understand why unaffiliated Jews bother to eat sufganiot and play dreidel on Chanukah. After all, wasn’t it the Hasmonean victory that doomed Greek secularism in the Jewish world?
Why Is This Night Different?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak | Tuesday, November 05, 2013
More than a century ago, Rav Marcus Lehmann discussed a frightening scenario, applicable to his time, and oh, so applicable to ours: “Why is this night different from all other nights?” he asks. “Why is this galus different from all others?” The answer is alarming
How Was That Red Line Crossed?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak | Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In our society, there’s no such thing as a lone wolf. If an individual commits a dreadful act, it means society as a whole wasn’t sufficiently outraged by the mere thought of the deed. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have been possible for someone on the periphery of the nation to make such a brazen move.
The Wise Will Keep Silent
Rabbi Moshe Grylak | Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Those in the Torah camp who think they have to take sides in the most recent machlokes -- thereby disparaging talmidei chachamim -- would do well to remember the fate of those who fanned the flames of the most famous dispute which threatened to tear apart the Torah world two and a half centuries ago