Jewish Journal

Rabbi Avrohom Czapnik

  • The Kiss

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In this week's Torah portion, we are introduced to the concept of a chok (statute) -- a divine law that we do not understand.

    We are required to do it without knowing why, or what we are accomplishing spiritually with the performance of the mitzvah.

    Question: Are chukim statutes...

  • Small Sacrifices

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    This week, we begin "Vayikra," the first book of Leviticus, the third book of the Torah. This section of the Torah is filled with many fascinating and important Torah concepts that we can relate to, including the laws of lashon hara (the prohibitions against speaking ill of others),...

  • Stolen Chanukah

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As we prepare for the start of Chanukah this Sunday night, with menorahs, dreidels, presents and latkes, I wonder if we realize that Chanukah was stolen.

    Hopefully, we will enjoy the Festival of Lights -- the candlelighting, family time, delicious foods, and, yes, even the gelt and...