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Avraham Plotkin

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Rabbi Avraham E. Plotkin is the director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Markham, Ontario.
Israeli newspapers reported that the woman was left scrabbling through landfill sites in an, as yet, fruitless search for the mattress which contained her mother's life savings...
Why name an entire book after the seemingly coincidental use of a word in its opening line? But here lies an important lesson about the Jewish approach to the individual member of the community . . .
If G‑d was trying to give His best credentials to His newly acquired nation, why would He choose to mention the exodus? Isn't the creation of the heavens and earth a far greater feat?
Laban was truly family! Yet, his anti-Semitism was legendary. In other words, attempts to break down the walls between Jews and non-Jews by assimilating and intermarrying will not fix anti-Semitism.
Unlike other sciences, Torah study is not about accumulating knowledge. Unlike other self-help books and religious manuals, the Torah is not only about learning “how” to observe . . .
Couldn’t G‑d have given the poor farmer who traveled all the way to Jerusalem a simpler way of saying “thank you”?
It sounds like a good name for a science fiction film, but to the millions of people affected by its ice-cold weather conditions, it’s as real as you can get!
While material blessings can be wisely utilized, our children and what they represent are far more important.
Belief in the Afterlife
What does Kabbalah say about the afterlife, and the eternal nature of the soul? And can this be explained on a human level?
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