Making sense of the Holocaust

It is important to recognize from the outset the limitations of what is possible to accomplish in a discussion on the Holocaust. The most that we can hope to achieve is an intellectual framework of essential principles, not an emotional resolution. Our goal should be...

The Opportunity of Chanukah

The first question with Chanukah is — what happened? The short version of the story is that the Greeks along with the assimilated Helenized Jews tried to destroy Judaism by imposing Greek values on the rest of the Jews. A small group of Jews (the Macabees)...

Full Text of Viduy

אלוהינו ואלוהי אבותינו, (אנא) תבוא לפניך תפלתנו, ואל תתעלם מתחנתנו. שאין אנחנו עזי פנים וקשי עורף לומר לפניך ה’ אלוהינו ואלוהי אבותינו צדיקים אנחנו ולא חטאנו. אבל אנחנו ואבותינו חטאנו: Our Lord and the Lord of our fathers, may our prayers come before You and do...