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Rabbi Dr. Avi Kuperberg

Articles by Rabbi Dr. Avi Kuperberg

When Cynicism Becomes Dangerous

How often do we engage in “laitzanus,” scoffing and cynically making fun of others? Probably a lot more often than we would like to admit.

Enough Kvetching, Make Some Coffee

In this week’s parsha of Behaalosecha, all sorts of complaining takes place. We read that, “The people took to complaining…” (11:1). This was not about

The Gods of Silver and Gold

In this week’s parsha of Kedoshim, we read the admonition, “You shall not turn towards worthless idols, nor shall you make for yourselves molten deities,”

Finding Strength in Tehillim

Tehillim (Psalms) holds a revered place in Jewish worship, interwoven into daily prayers and rituals. From Kabbalat Shabbat to the daily “Shir shel yom,” and

The Value of Art in Judaism

Who is the greatest artist of them all? The Gemara in Megillah (14a) as well as in Brachos (10a) informs us that the greatest artist

A Lesson in Forgiveness

Moshe went up for 40 days to receive the complete Torah on Mount Sinai. His return was delayed by only a few hours. Yet, in

How Do We Best Honor Our Parents?

In this week’s Torah portion, Yisro, we delve into the profound commandment of honoring our fathers and mothers. The “Aseret Hadibrot” (The Ten Commandments,) delivered