Tetzaveh – Puddle Potential

The Parsha begins with the pasuk saying the Bnei Yisrael should bring “olive oil crushed for the light” (27:20). The Gemara in Menachos (53b) makes the famous comparison that we are compared to olives. And when crushed these olives release their highest potential; oil, for lighting the Menorah. So too the Jewish people, when we...
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Parshas Terumah – Giving Back

A chasid once came to the Baal Shem Tov, almost breaking down he managed to get his story out. “Rebbe, I feel terrible. I don’t understand what is happening to me! A few months ago I started to put in some effort in my Avodas Hashem, and I immediately felt myself enveloped with this holy feeling! When...
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