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Rav Mordechai Burg February 21, 2023

Pharaoh the Narcissist

  • By Rabbi Shais Taub
  • April 3, 2023

After stubbornly enduring blood, frogs, lice, wild beasts, epidemic, and boils, Pharaoh has somewhat of a breakthrough following the seventh plague, hail. It is then that he...

The Fire of Matzah

  • By Rav Mordechai Burg
  • March 28, 2023

As Pesach approaches, many people get together to bake Matzahs. Eating Matzah on Pesach that you made with your own hands is quite special. It is even...

Stinking Thinking

  • By Rabbi Shais Taub
  • March 27, 2023

Reasoning with the Unreasonable We all know what it’s like to be internally attacked by our own persistent patterns of negative thoughts, a nasty inner voice that...

Alcoholism & Purim

  • By Moshe Schonbrun
  • March 7, 2023

A mother recently reached out that she was struggling with how to approach Purim this year. Her son is in a residential treatment program for alcoholism. How...

Hester Panim

  • By Rav Mordechai Burg
  • March 6, 2023

The Gemara in Chullin (139b) asks, Where do we find “Esther” in the Torah? “And I will hide (astir) my face from them on that day.” Purim...


  • By Rav Mordechai Burg
  • February 21, 2023

“When Adar arrives, we increase in joy”.  // Taanis 29a Why specifically in Adar are we being instructed to increase our joy? What does it mean to...