Earlier this year Israel passed a law that would strip Israelis of their citizenship if convicted of espionage or treason. Condemned for this by countries all over the world, almost all of whom have far harsher anti-treason laws than Israel, the Israeli government has yet to apply the law to anyone.
Raising my son Menny for 4 years now has been an extraordinary blessing and incredible experience. He’s black and wears his yarmulke proudly. Our Jewish community and fellow Montanans embrace him unconditionally--He’s not that “black boy” and I’m not that “adoptive father”; they just see us as a family.
Avraham and Sarah ended up in the land of Canaan. Canaan? The most debased and decadent society! Yet, there Avraham and Sarah build their destiny and shape world history. Canaan actually held the key to Avraham and Sarah's redemption.
Question: Sefer Chareidim (ch. 67) cites a Midrash that Eliyahu once testified that a certain kohen who begged G-d for righteous sons merited to see all of them serve as high priests, and none of them died during his lifetime. Where exactly is this Midrash?
In 2015, Republicans took control of the Senate and Sen. Menendez became the ranking member of the committee, but in short order he was forced to give up even that less important but still influential leadership position.
Man cannot experience true meaning and purpose unless he brings joy to others. He is not exempt from military service simply because he is a newlywed but in order to bring happiness to his new bride, specifically during the challenging first year--shana rishona.