How it Might Play Out

Very little is ever what it seems to be on the outside. Sometimes that’s a good thing, sometimes a bad one. That’s why there is a mitzvah to judge a person to the side of merit: what we see is rarely the whole story, or even just part of it. Who are Gog and Magog? […]

What is the Shemitta Year All About?

This year, from Sept. 25, 2014 through Sept. 13, 2015, Jews in Israel observe the laws of Shemitta, the Sabbatical year, set forth in the Scriptures (Leviticus 25), requiring us to completely desist from cultivating our fields. During this year we relinquish personal ownership of our crops, and whatever produce does grow on its own […]