Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
BERESHIT, Genesis 1:1-6:8
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
My father taught me a basic truth, and that is: "You have one shot to make a first impression." I think this notion is simply elegant and elegantly simple. So let's explore for a moment some first impressions from this, the first book of Moses. First, a story. When he was 5 years old, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz -- who...
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Simchat Torah
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Please don't look to me to decide whether Jerry should have left and Harry should have stayed. That is well beyond my pay grade. But this I know. You don't have to dance with the Stars of David to know that the most popular dance that Jews have is the hora. And this, too, I know. You don't have to...
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SUKKOT
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
I make you a promise. After you read this, you will never look at a computer the same way again, you will never invest in a tech stock the same way, you will never surf the Internet the same way. First, we need to learn a Hebrew word, and it is "Dot." Dot is the Hebrew word for religion. "Com,"...
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HA'AZINU, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Many of our spiritual giants had an unusual practice. In one pocket, they would carry a piece of paper with the verse that read, "I am but dust and earth." And in the other pocket, they would carry a piece of paper with the verse that read: "For me was the world created." It is the integration of these two...
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By:
Rabbi David Gutterman
Sir Edmund Hillary was the very first man to conquer Mount Everest. Did you know that he failed to do so his first attempt? Speaking to the Science Academy in England after his first unsuccessful climb, Hillary stopped in the middle of his remarks, paused, turned toward the large mural of Everest that was on the wall and declared: "Next...
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