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Pinchas Taylor

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Discover the layers of meaning behind what seems to be just a polite gesture to wish others Shabbat Shalom.
The reason behind the common custom for tzitzit
Discover the halachic and mystical basis for the white fringes of tzitzit and the matching white Tallit shawl with black or blue stripes.
The origin of raising a glass of wine together
Discover the history and significance of the custom to raise a cup of wine with well-wishes of L’Chaim to one another.
Phenomenal perspectives on the meaning of dreams
How to Reconcile Torah and Science
Can we reconcile the Torah’s narrative of creative with the prevailing scientific view on the age of the universe?
Why do some traditional Jews sway while they pray or study?
Why do many traditional Jewish men wear a sash (called a gartel) around their waste during prayers?
What is the origin and history of the Shield of David?
What is the history of the Star of David? How did it become associated with Judaism?
How to Honor the Departed
One of the most frequently asked questions after someone loses a loved one is for insight as to what they can do to honor and uplift the soul of the departed. Jewish tradition offers guidance for the most significant actions that preserve our connection t...
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