Creating the World… Again…

The Holy One Blessed be He was building worlds and destroying them, creating worlds and destroying them, until He created these…

Machar Chodesh: What’s Hiding in the Haftarah

“Machar Chodesh” is one of my favorite haftarot… but what’s hiding within this awesome haftarah episode from David’s adventures?

There’s a Bad Star on the Rise

In the course of the arguments of Moses and Aaron convincing Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, we find fascinating ideas that are illuminated by astronomy.

Blessings on Comets

The apparition of Comet Catalina is an ideal opportunity to talk about the blessing said on seeing comets…

Zot Chanukah & Incandescence

To illuminate the process described in Rashi’s comment, I thought people would really enjoy this awesome video by Ben Ames explaining “What is a Flame?”

Dreidel Earth

As a brief follow up to the last post, which discussed the Earth’s axial tilt, I thought I’d add another brief point about how the Earth is like a dreidel – in one respect, at least. This won’t involve much actual Torah, but dreidels are, at least, a very traditional part of Chanukah customs. As mentioned,…