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Apr 9, 2021, 2:39 AM
Parenting from the Parsha: Parshat Shemini — staying silent
In this week’s parsha, we encounter the mysterious death of Aharon’s two sons, Nadav and Avihu. As the Torah text itself is vague in describing the episode, numerous explanations are given by the Midrashim and meforshim as to why...
Mar 24, 2021, 5:39 PM
Parenting from the Chag: Chag Pesach — learning from our children
We mentioned last week that the Chag of Pesach is the most family-oriented Chag of the year — as the Seder night experience is often built upon family minhagim and quality family time. We noted as well that the family-oriented...
Mar 18, 2021, 6:26 PM
Parenting from the Chag — Chag Pesach — checking our own biases in parenting
Author’s Note: The Seder evening is probably the evening most celebrated by Jews around the world — and for good reason. It is a “family evening”, filled with singular minhagim and shared quality time. Many of us have fond...
Mar 12, 2021, 12:29 AM
Parenting from the parsha: Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei — spending time with our kids
Our parsha opens this week with the mitzvah of Shabbat, as Moshe reiterates the commandment to observe Shabbat immediately before he instructs the nation regarding the construction of the Mishkan. At first glance, the commandment of Shemirat Shabbat at...
Mar 2, 2021, 1:19 PM
Parenting from the Parsha- Parshat Ki Tisa- Balancing Self-Esteem and Humility
It is amazing how the Torah sometimes subtly relays multiple messages- often even contradictory messages-at once, in order to convey a nuanced approach to crucially important issues. At the beginning of this week’s Parsha, Hashem commands Moshe to take a...
Feb 23, 2021, 6:31 PM
Parenting from the Parsha: Parshat Tetzave/Purim: Outer appearance, inner beauty
The juxtaposition of Parshat Tetzave to the Chag of Purim has long fascinated me. More specifically, I find puzzling the conflicting messages that seem to emerge from each one of these sources. A global theme that emerges from the Torah...
Feb 17, 2021, 4:28 PM
Parenting from the Parsha – Parshat Teruma – Raising Givers
It is an idea that many of us are familiar with, yet we may not realize that its significance in our lives as Jews, and especially as parents, is immense. At the beginning of this week’s parsha, Hashem commands Am...
Feb 11, 2021, 1:11 AM
Parenting from the Parsha: Parshat Mishpatim — educating towards mitzvot
The contrast between the two parshiyot is startling… Last week’s parsha, Yitro, records the scene of Matan Torah- perhaps the most powerfully inspiring spiritual moment in Jewish history- the moment of revelation when G-d Himself appears to the Jewish...
Feb 3, 2021, 6:32 PM
Parenting from the Parsha: Parshat Yitro — ‘Seeing G-d as Our Father’
In this week’s parsha, Am Yisrael receives the Ten Commandments from G-d, engraved on the two Luchot Habrit, the stone “Tablets of the Covenant.” Many commentaries point out that if we look closely, a pattern emerges within the commandments, a...
Sep 27, 2020, 3:44 PM
A Yom Kippur Like No Other – A Special Opportunity
For many people, it was a Rosh Hashanah that they were dreading, and for many more, its a YK that they are dreading. Although Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur can be a challenge every year- it’s a long davening, and...
Rav Yossi Goldin is a teacher and administrator who teaches in a number of seminaries and Yeshivot across Israel. He currently lives in Shaalvim with his wife and family. He can be reached at email@example.com.