Rabbi Strauchler's Blog
This week, Iran suspended two soccer players for life from playing on the Iranian national team. Did they take performance enhancing drugs? Did they receive elicit payments from gamblers? No -...Read More
Foreigners aren't aliens, they're humans just like us, and we care about them.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover...Read More
In addition to being Simcoe day, this Monday is Tu B'Av, the day that the Talmud describes as one of our happiest. On this day, the Jewish people made peace after a period of civil war. It was also a time for matchmaking between young women and men.
This Tuesday is Tisha B'Av, the day set aside every year for us to mourn the destruction of Jerusalem two thousand years ago. Our calendar contains days of happiness and days of sadness. Together...Read More
The final book of the Torah describes Moshe's last messages to the Jewish people. In the last months of his life, he teaches from his leadership experience with the goal to guide them in their eventual settlement of...Read More