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Yitzi Hurwitz

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Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz—father of seven, husband of Dina, and spiritual leader at Chabad Jewish Center in Temecula, Calif.—has been rendered immobile by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Unable to speak or type, he uses his eyes to write heartfelt thoughts on the weekly Torah portion.
One shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that the Torah and the world are separate domains
Lying here in my bed, unable to move or speak, unable to hug or kiss my precious children, I am in a physical Egypt
G-d was personally involved in freeing the Jewish people from Egypt
In the portion of Bo, we read about the korban Pesach, the Paschal sacrifice, which was a yearling male lamb or goat. The korban Pesach in Egypt differed from the sacrifices brought in subsequent years, in that it had to be brought into the home four days...
The purpose of the plagues was not only to punish the Egyptians, but to break their egos and false notions on G-d.
It seems that Moses felt that lashon hara alone was enough to hold off the redemption from Egypt. Why?
My family has been suffering for years now, not knowing what tomorrow may bring.
The Talmud Shabbat 21b. tells us, regarding the mitzvah of lighting Chanukah candles: "The House of Shammai says, 'On the first day you light eight, and from here and on continue to subtract [one light each day].' The House of Hillel says, 'On the first d...
The confrontation between Judah and Joseph is deeper and more meaningful than just a story. It is two worldviews colliding.
Parshat Vayeitzei speaks about Jacob's descent to Charan. On the way, he stopped at Mount Moriah and had the dream that angels were going up and down a ladder, G‑d blessed him, and he prayed to G‑d. Everything the Torah tells us about our forefathers is a...
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