In this essay, Rabbi Jacob Staub explores the question that's on everyone's mind: why does God allow pain and suffering to exist in the world?
Rabbi Jacob Staub reflects on an interaction he had with a plumber, through the lens of the Jewish ethical practice of not talking about other people (Shemirat Halashon).
Rabbi Jacob Staub reframes the question of how to bring God into one's life, and instead posits that God is already present; we just may not realize it.
Rabbi Jacob Staub invokes the idea of a Jubilee year as described in the Book of Leviticus as a lens through which we should view modern societal norms.
Rabbi Jacob Staub asks the question, "How do we know when we are acting of our own volition, versus acting with God's divine spirit guiding us?"
Rabbi Jacob Staub explores God's role in our individual lives. Is God the cause of everything that happens? Is God the righteous judge?
Rabbi Jacob Staub asks the question—what does it really mean when someone wishes you a happy birthday on Facebook?
Rabbi Jacob Staub discusses the idea of patience, and how to handle trying situations.