By Rabbi Simcha Weinberg “Why can’t you be like other kids who behave perfectly?” is a refrain I often hear parents complaining to their children. Yes, there were and are certainly moments when I wish my children were as “perfect” as other kids, but those moments are rare. I am more than happy for my kids… Read More Apples and Oranges: The Comparison Game
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller The Koran is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood which includes the prophets of other religions. There have always been (since the days of Adam) people inspired by Allah who urged their society to avoid destruction by turning away from its corrupt and… Read More What A Rabbi Learns From Studying The Koran
By Rabbi Allen S Maller The Koran is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood which includes other religions. There have always been (since the days of Adam) people inspired by Allah who urged their society to avoid destruction by turning away from its corrupt and unjust ways and … Read More Is Islam Anti-Judaism?
By Rabbi Allen Maller Embed from Getty Images This is the true story of retired Army Major Mike Neulander, from Newport News, Virginia, and who is now a Judaic silversmith. In the fall of 1990, I received notice that I would be transferred to the First Cavalry Division, which was headed for Saudi Arabia. Then… Read More A Modern Miracle of Hanukah Dedication?
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/564482357 By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Once upon a time a King went out to hunt on a very warm day in the Fall of 2007. After a few hours he felt very hot and tired, so he decided to stop for lunch. His servants unpacked a large picnic basket they had brought with them… Read More A POST RAMADAN LESSON: TWO BOYS FORGO A ROYAL FEAST
retold by Rabbi Allen S. Maller Her mother once gave her a bag of nails and told her that every time she lost her temper or insulted somebody she must hammer a nail into large tree in the back of their house. The first day the girl hit 14 nails into the tree. Over the… Read More Repentance and Atonement for Jews and Non-Jews
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller The Forward newspaper has published a list of 33 rabbis nominated by lay people, who have had a great influence in their Jewish life. The authors state: Thanks to hundreds of nominations by our readers, we’ve identified 33 of the most inspiring men and women from North America, who are… Read More Rabbis Who Move Us: 13 Woman and 20 Men