Torah

Abraham’s Well

The city of Beer Sheva recently built a magnificent visitor’s center around Abraham’s well, and I highly recommend visiting either on your own or as part of a tour with me. But first a bit of background. In the book … Read More

Pirkei Avot 1:5, Don’t Talk to Women? (Video)

In this Mishna we are told not to talk too much with women. But it’s not as bad as it sounds. Watch to find out why. … Read More

1.4 Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) Video

Pirkei Avot is a book of the Mishna that condenses thousands of years of rabbinic wisdom into a few pages. This is the 4th in a series bringing you that depth in concise, meaningful, bite size videos. … Read More

Pirkei Avot 1:3 (Chapters of the Fathers)

Thousands of years of rabbinic wisdom condensed onto a few short pages. This is the third video in the series going through it line by line. … Read More

Pirkei Avot Video 1:2 (Ethics of the Fathers)

Pirkei Avot is the repository of thousands of years of Rabbinic wisdom in just a few short pages. This is the second video in a series going through it line by line. … Read More

Pirkei Avot Video 1:1 (Chapters of the Fathers)

Pirkei Avot condenses thousands of years of rabbinic wisdom into a few short pages. Here I break it down into enjoyable short videos. Let’s learn together. … Read More

David v. Goliath, The View from Tel Azeka and the Elah Valley

This is where Israelite pride was restored, the Philistine yoke thrown off, and the meteoric rise of the future king David began. See and learn more from the vantage point of Tel Azekah overlooking the site of the battle. … Read More

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In Praise of the Brave IDF Heroes on the Gaza Border

If you only get news about Israel from CNN you may think that headline must be either satirical or written by a moral monster. Think again, and have a listen. … Read More

New Review from New Friends

Once in a while, if you’re lucky, you get a reminder why you do what you do… … Read More

Saul’s Death and David’s Curse: Mount Gilboa

Saul’s death, David’s curse, Gideon’s army, Elisha’s miracles, and more took place here in the Jezreel valley. … Read More

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Special Torah Themed Tours

Day tours are usually defined by geography. What happens when you build a tour around Torah values and ideas? … Read More

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Passover Playlist for Our Times

Anti-semitic attacks in France got you down? Hamas and Hezbollah on your mind? Have no fear. Here’s a little timeless, [mostly] Jewish, musical wisdom to get you into the holiday spirit! … Read More

Passover Cleaning for Humans

Clean your house for Passover without completely losing your mind. And while you’re here, check out the snazzy new version of rabbieitan.com! … Read More

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Layers: The Story of Jerusalem Stone

The story of how a dead crustacean 70 million years ago became part of the holy landscape, the Western Wall, and a worldwide symbol of Jerusalem. … Read More

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Chayei Sarah and the ‘Stabbing Intifada’

And he spoke with them, saying, “If it is your will that I bury my dead from before me, listen to me and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar.┬áThat he may give me the Machpelah Cave, which … Read More