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Rabbi Moshe Hauer

Articles by Rabbi Moshe Hauer

Confrontation or Avoidance

Applying the wisdom of Torah to contemporary challenges is never simple; it is exceptionally challenging when it comes to Jewish foreign affairs. Our Sages taught

We Support and We Hold Responsible

Today, the government of Israel made one of the most morally and strategically complex and difficult decisions any group of elected officials can confront, making

Push and Pull

I learned new and useful terminology, that migration and movement are governed by “push factors” and “pull factors.” Put simply, a push factor is a

Strangers in Our Land

Much of the world around us has adopted a narrative and perspective that eludes our understanding. This has been deeply disorienting and confusing for us

Praying for Others

The famed kabbalist Rav Yitzchak Luria, the Arizal, taught that before praying one should formally accept upon him or herself the mitzvah of loving one’s

Everyone Can Be Here

When Hillel the Elder would celebrate the Simchas Bais HaShoeva, he would say: ‘If I am here, everyone is here; if I am not here,

Seeing Is Believing

Here we are—at the very end of the Torah—and the Jewish people suddenly get a new name, used for the first time here and for

Planning for Fulfillment

“L’maan lo niga larik, Let us not toil in vain.” The deepest wish of each of us is that we achieve what we set out

Memory, Identity and Positivity

Memory is identity. This was expressed beautifully by Rabbi Sacks z”l in his Haggadah commentary: “There is a profound difference between history and memory. History