Category: Miscellaneous

What Makes God Laugh

  Balak(Numbers 22:2-25:9) There is an old saying that what makes God laugh is seeing our plans for the future.[1] However, if Tanakh is our guide, what makes God laugh is human delusions of grandeur. From the vantage point of…

Sinai’s Big Bang

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An unparalleled boom of spiritual light and energy. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons Imagine living in pre-biblical times, when prevalent values included infanticide, human sacrifice and idol worship. It was a largely chaotic human landscape, devoid of moral anchor, where “might…